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Del Valle KOs Butler in 4th Round

January 18, 2001

YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) _ Lou Del Valle, former WBA light heavyweight champion, stopped Earl Butler in the fourth round of a scheduled 10-round bout at Yonkers Raceway on Wednesday night.

Del Valle, of the Bronx, N.Y., fought for the first time in 15 months and knocked out Butler, of Phoenix, with a hard right to the chin 41 seconds into the round.

Del Valle, 188 pounds, improved to 30-2, including 21 knockouts. Butler, also 188, dropped to 20-12-2.

Undefeated lightweight Martin O’Malley of Ireland extended his streak to 16-0, including 14 knockouts, with a unanimous eight-round decision over Awel Abdulai.

Abdulai, of Las Vegas, dropped to 8-15.

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