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Last Updated: Sunday, 12 June 2005, 09:05 GMT 10:05 UK
Tyson floored

Kevin McBride shows his early intent

Going into the fight, Mike Tyson is judged by many to be favourite but he soon meets resistance from his opponent

Tyson sends a hook in McBride's direction

With the experience of 50 wins under his belt, Tyson shows some of the shots that made him famous

Tyson shows some of his famous bad side by hitting McBride in a sensitive area

Also remembered for some unfortunate manoeuvres, the American sends a low blow into McBride's groin

Tyson and McBride wrestle during the fight

With neither fighter in top form there are scrappy moments that leave purists in the crowd wincing

Referee Joe Cortez notifies the judges of a head-butt by Tyson

Tyson is ahead at the start of the sixth but a head-butt to McBride gives the judges no option but to dock points

A cut below McBride's eye gushes blood after Tyson's head-butt

The clash leaves a visible cut below the Monaghan boxer's left eye as the bout continues

Tyson hits the canvas in the sixth round

Tyson's tactics seem to spur on McBride who launches several punches and floors the former champion

A groggy Mike Tyson makes it back to his corner

With 44 knockouts of his own, Tyson seems set to suffer the same fate but he manages to stagger back to his corner

Kevin McBride raises the Irish flag aloft as he celebrates victory

During the break before round seven, Tyson's trainer Jeff Fenech calls the fight off to give McBride victory

Tyson and McBride at the post-fight press conference

In the press conference that follows, Tyson declares his intention to retire and end a highly controversial career



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12 Jun 05 |  Boxing


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