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Ex-boxer bests bird in casino tic-tac-toe stunt

DETROIT (AP) - Someone should have cried "fowl."

Former boxing champ Thomas "Hitman" Hearns matched wits Tuesday with a chicken named Ginger in a battle of tic-tac-toe.

The Greektown Casino in Detroit says the 7-time world boxing champion won one round, but another ended in a tie.

The event was part of a promotional stunt for the hotel.

Hearns held WBA, WBC, WBU and IBO titles ranging from the welterweight to cruiserweight divisions from 1980 to 1999.

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