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Tyrone Spong knocks out boxing opponent in return to combat sports from broken leg

What broken leg?

Tyrone Spong, the three-combat sport star, made his return to competition Friday and, well, it didn't last very long. In his pro boxing debut, Spong knocked out Gabor Farkas in the first round of an EC Boxing Germany event. The Blackzilians star hurt Farkas early and then finished things with a brutal overhand right against the ropes.

Spong, 29, is best known for his kickboxing. He is a former GLORY light heavyweight champion and one of the biggest names in the organization. Spong (74-7-1, 1 NC as a pro kickboxer) broke his leg attempting a leg kick on Gokhan Saki at GLORY 15 last April in Istanbul. Before that TKO due to injury, Spong had never lost in GLORY, winning his first six bouts for the kickboxing organization.

The Suriname native also competes in MMA for World Series of Fighting. He is 2-0 as an MMA fighter. His last bout came against Angel DeAnda in August 2013, a unanimous decision win.

Spong, nicknamed "The King of the Ring," has said for years that he wants to compete in all three striking sports and, so far he has excelled in each.

Farkas, a Hungary native, holds a record of 7-35-6, according to

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