Aussie Boxer In Hospital After Brutal Heavyweight Knockout

17/01/2016 1:38 PM AEDT | Updated 15/07/2016 12:51 PM AEST
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Charlie Crowhurst

Australia's Mark de Mori was taken to hospital following his brutal first-round knockdown by former world heavyweight champion David Haye at London's O2 Arena.

The Croatia-based Perth boxer admitted before the fight he was close to quitting the sport only to be given a new lease of life after being matched against Haye, who was making a return to the ring after more than three years out.

De Mori had vowed to spoil Haye's comeback party but it proved to be a chastening experiences after he was knocked to the canvas after just 131 seconds into the 12-round contest.

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