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Laila Ali needs just 68 seconds for KO

Updated: June 18, 2000, 10:20 PM ET
Associated Press

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. -- With her father and two of his old rivals, Joe Frazier and Ken Norton, watching at ringside, Laila Ali fought for the first time in her hometown. She scored a first-round knockout Thursday night at the Universal Amphitheater.

It took the 22-year-old Ali 68 seconds to dispose of 48-year-old Marjorie Jones, who didn't have a clue.

Ali knocked down Jones three times, the last time with a right to the head. The referee didn't bother to count.

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