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Thompson Stops Lawrence for Win

October 21, 2002

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TACOMA, Wash. (AP) _ Anthony Thompson won his 13th straight fight Sunday, stopping Zuri Lawrence in the seventh round of their heavyweight bout at the Emerald Queen Casino.

Thompson, of Silver Spring, Md., improved to 17-1 with nine knockouts, He ended the fight at 1:06 of the seventh round with two rights and a left to the head.

The 30-year-old Thompson, who weighed 246 1/4 pounds, won the first six rounds on all three judges’ scorecards.

Lawrence, 32, of Wappinger Falls, N.Y., had won six straight fights. His record dropped to 18-8-3. He weighed 225 3/4 pounds.

In another heavyweight fight, Taurus Sykes of Brooklyn, N.Y., improved his record to 20-1 with a 10-round unanimous decision over Sherman Williams of Miami.

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