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On This Day: Mike Tyson demolishes British champion Julius Francis

Claude Abrams witnessed Mike Tyson predictably take care of Julius Francis on January 29, 2000
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WE now know Mike Tyson can still put bums on seats and vastly inferior heavyweights on their bums.

A sell-out crowd of 21,000 at the MEN Arena witnessed a predictable two-round demolition of British champion Julius Francis.

The exercise, to make Tyson appear devastating, was a success and lasted a mere four minutes three seconds. The Londoner was down five times, twice in the first.