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Adamek KOs Banks to retain IBF title

Updated: February 28, 2009, 1:44 AM ET
Associated Press

NEWARK, N.J. -- Tomasz Adamek knocked out Johnathon Banks with a flurry of shots midway through the eighth round Friday night to retain his IBF cruiserweight title.

Adamek (37-1, 25 KOs), making his first defense after defeating Steve Cunningham for the title in December, sent Banks to the canvas with a right early in the eighth round. Banks (20-1) staggered to his feet and referee Eddie Cotton allowed the fight to continue, even though Banks appeared in no shape to go on.

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