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Boxer dies after 2 rounds at Benton, Ark.

BENTON, Ark. (AP) - A boxing promoter confirms that a man from El Dorado is dead after he took part in the "Benton Beatdown" boxing event in Saline County.

Promoter Larry Harris told Little Rock television station KTHV on Sunday that Anthony Jones died after fighting two rounds Saturday night against Quincy Palmer.

Harris said Jones appeared to be healthy before the match at Fitness Unlimited. He called it an unfortunate accident that's devastated everyone connected to the event.

KTHV reported that an autopsy is planned to discover the cause of Jones' death.

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