Tyson wins first round knockout

<img border='0' align='left' title=' ' src=' ' class='caption'> Mike Tyson flattened Clifford Etienne in just 49 seconds into the fight in Memphis, USA.

updated: February 25, 2007 09:48 IST
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There is still some 'badness' left in Iron Mike after all. In desperate need of a devastating win, Mike Tyson got just that Saturday night, flattening Clifford Etienne just 49 seconds into the fight with a savage right hand reminiscent of Tyson in his prime. Etienne was knocked flat on his back in the middle of the ring and he lay there as referee Bill Clancy counted him out and a fight that seemed destined never to happen came to a sudden end. "I cancelled too many fights in my career,'' Tyson said. "I wasn't afraid. He needed the money. I always need money". Tyson then leaned over and helped Etienne to his feet as the crowd of 15,171 at the Pyramid arena erupted in glee at the sudden ending to a fight that seemed like it would never happen. (AP)