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Holyfield returns to deal Bates TKO in second round

Updated: August 19, 2006, 2:05 AM ET
Associated Press

DALLAS -- Evander Holyfield began his latest comeback looking more like "The Real Deal" than he has in years.

Holyfield rocked Jeremy Bates into the ropes late in the first round, withstood a few hard shots -- including one to his face -- early in the second, then cornered and pummeled his insurance-salesman foe to earn a technical knockout with 4 seconds left in the round, capturing his first victory since June 2002.

"I was able to do the things I haven't been ...

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