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KING SAYS HE’S GLAD TYSON DIDN’T BENEFIT

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Promoter Don King, commenting on the controversy surrounding the Buster Douglas-Mike Tyson fight in Tokyo, said he was glad it wasn't Tyson who got the benefit of a long count.

After Douglas was knocked down in the eighth round, the referee failed to correctly pick up the count from the timekeeper, and Douglas got extra seconds on the canvas. Douglas knocked out Tyson in the 10th round to win the undisputed world heavyweight title Feb. 11 in Tokyo.King said he did protest after the eighth round, but he insisted he never asked that the outcome be reversed.