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Williams Stops Rodney Frazier in First

January 28, 1988|Associated Press

SAN DIEGO — Carl (the Truth) Williams stopped Rodney Frazier at 2:56 of the first round to defend his U.S. Boxing Assn. heavyweight title Wednesday night.

Williams, 225, started the final barrage with a solid overhand right and backed Frazier into a corner with a series of combinations before referee Pat Russell stopped the fight.

Williams, of Patterson, N.J., improved to 20-2.

Frazier, 212, of Philadelphia, fell to 16-4. Frazier's uncle, former heavyweight champion Joe Frazier, had trained him for the fight.

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