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Old 08-15-2007, 07:23 AM   #15
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Default Re: Holmes/Nielsen...

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Originally Posted by Mendoza
Neilsen was a fair fighter. Fans might remember he tied Rocky Marciano’s undefeated 49-0 record, then lost his next fight to Dicky Ryan in the final round. I have not seen that fight, but I was told Neilsen was all but finished had to be pushed back out there for the final round.
I thought Nielsen was 48-0 going into that fight, looking to tie Marciano's record?

Nielsen was beating Ryan pretty easily but lost to fight due to becoming massively dehydrated. He got worse as the fight went on until finally had to retire for the loss.

I believe it was Pepe Correa in Nielsen's corner for that fight. Another balls-up for his record.
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