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New York Islanders rookie Justin Johnson stands only 6’0″ 220 lbs but he took on Buffalo Sabres John Scott (6’8″ 255 lbs) in his first NHL Regular Season fight. Giving up 8 inches and 35 lbs is no small task, but Johnson KO’d Scott with a solid one punch. Many people who hate Scott will be rejoicing over this.
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