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Big names but little doubt in women's bout

Updated: September 3, 2003, 10:27 AM ET
Associated Press

BILOXI, Miss. -- Laila Ali made her prediction come true.

Muhammad Ali's daughter hammered Christy Martin for three rounds, then ended the mismatched battle between the two biggest names in women's boxing with a knockout 48 seconds into the fourth round Saturday night.

"I was the greatest before the fight," Ali said.

Ali predicted her 10-round IBA super middleweight title defense would not go past the fifth round. The prediction appeared right on from the opening bell.

Martin, ...

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