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Carl 'The Truth' Williams dies

Updated: April 16, 2013, 3:45 PM ET
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Former heavyweight Carl "The Truth" Williams, who took Larry Holmes 15 rounds before losing a controversial decision for the IBF title in 1985, has died. He was 53.

Williams died April 7 in Valhalla, N.Y., according to The New York Times. His sister, Shirl Parsons, told the newspaper that her brother died of complications from throat cancer.

Williams retired in 1997. He won 21 fights by knockout and finished with a career record of 30-10.

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