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Tyson, Toughill Both Lose
MMA fighter Erin Toughill lost in round 3 to Laila Ali by TKO (ref. stoppage). Ali had busted Toughill's nose in the first round, and finally caught her with a solid right in the third, to which toughill couldn't respond. After 10 unanswered punches in the corner from Ali, the ref stopped the fight.
Laila Ali, who is generally recognized as the top woman in boxing, improved her record to 21-0 by winning the super middleweight fight and WBC title.
Unlike Tyson, Erin Toughill fought valliantly despite being outclassed.
Mike Tyson's fight against journeyman fighter Kevin McBride seemed to be on the right track despite several headbuts by Tyson, and was being scored as dead even until the 6th round when McBride sent him to the canvas.
ESPN.com lists the final round as:
<img src="http://www.bullshido.com/images/tysondown.jpg" align=right>Tyson comes out swinging. Again, McBride ties him up, and Tyson is warned as McBride winces while holding his left arm. Tyson receives a two-point deduction for an intentional head butt that opens a cut over McBride's left eye. The fight becomes spirited as Tyson is fighting with a deduction and is at risk of losing the round. McBride gamely stands tall. Tyson lands with a right, but McBride counters with a flurry. McBride leans on Tyson to the point where Tyson falls to the floor, but it is not scored a knockdown as the round ends.
ESPN.com scores it: McBride 9-8
Tyson quits on his stool before the seventh round begins. McBride wins by TKO.
Tyson just gave up, his spirit and enthusiasm seemingly broken. There is talk of him retiring, but we will have to see.
"I don't have the stomach for this anymore," Tyson said.
"I most likely won't fight anymore. I'm not going to disrespect the sport by losing to this calibre of fighters.
"I could have gone on but I thought I was getting beat."