Tyson suffers crushing defeat

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:04 IST

England's Danny Williams shocked former world heavyweight champ Mike Tyson with a fourth-round knockout of the American boxer in their non-title fight.

Tyson suffers crushing defeat
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England's Danny Williams shocked former world heavyweight champ Mike Tyson with a fourth-round knockout of the American boxer in their non-title fight. Tyson, who staggered Williams three times in the first round, was counted out at 2:51 of the fourth round yesterday. The underdog Williams overpowered Tyson late in the round, knocking him down with a barrage of shots to the body and head. Tyson was unable to defend himself at the end as a right hook sent him into the ropes and he slumped to the deck. He tried to get up but couldn't beat the count. "I came out boxing smart," Williams said. "He's a good fighter." "I was so relaxed and confident. I felt like I had him. I kept going and was praying," he added. Tyson, who was fighting for the first time in 17 months, saw his record drop to 50-5, 44 KOs, while Williams raised his record to 32-3, 26 KOs. This was only the third time Tyson has entered a fight weighing more than 230 pounds. He tipped the scales on Thursday's weigh-in at 233 pounds. Tyson, who was also cut above the right eye from an elbow, weighed more than 30 pounds less than his opponent. The loss will leave many wondering if this marks the end of Tyson's career as this was supposed to be his first fight in a quest to regain the world title and get him out of a $38 million debt. (PTI)

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