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Italian heavyweight Guido Vianello KOs Don Haynesworth in first round

Photo by Mikey Williams/Top Rank
09
Jun

Italian heavyweight prospect Guido Vianello brought down the hammer in a first-round knockout of Don Haynesworth to remain perfect.

Vianello floored Haynesworth flat on his back with an overhand right, and referee Jay Nady stopped the fight 2:16 into the opening frame at MGM Grand Conference Center.

The fight was the third of a five-bout card televised on ESPN and headlined by WBO 126-pound titleholder Shakur Stevenson’s debut at 130 pounds against Felix Caraballo in a non-title bout.

Vianello, who represented Italy at the 2016 Summer Olympics, not only remained undefeated but also continued his streak of knockouts. The 6-feet-6, 239-pound Vianello has knocked out all seven of his opponents.

Haynesworth (16-4-1, 14 KOs), 36, who tipped the scales at a plump 294½ pounds, has lost three of his last six fights, each by knockout.

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