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George outslugs ex-champ Byrd with TKO in 9th

Updated: May 17, 2008, 11:43 AM ET
Associated Press

LAS VEGAS -- Shaun George stunned Chris Byrd in the former IBF and WBO heavyweight champion's first pro fight as a light heavyweight, stopping him in the ninth round Friday night at Cox Pavilion.

Fighting in the 175-pound division for the first time in his 15-year career, the 37-year-old Byrd was knocked down in the first round, then was floored twice in the ninth before referee Jay Nady stopped the fight.

Byrd separated his shoulder on the first knockdown in the ninth and ...

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