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THERE WERE NO DOUBTS ABOUT IT

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Gerry Cooney, the undefeated No. 1 heavyweight challenger, had knocked out 20 of 24 opponents, but the knocks on him were that he hadn't fought anyone of consequence and he only had a left hand. When he met Kenny Norton on May 11 in Madison Square Garden he disproved those notions. A two-fisted attack left the former champ unconscious on the ropes after just 54 seconds of Round 1.

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