Heavyweight prodigy Mike Tyson tied Rocky Marciano's record of 16 consecutive knockouts at the start of a professional career with a first-round finish of Dave Jaco in Albany, N.Y.

Tyson, 19, dropped Jaco (19-6) for the third time with a short right hand to the side of his head at 2:16 and the fight was stopped. Tyson, of Catskill, N.Y., has 12 first-round knockouts . . .

In Atlantic City, Canadian middleweight champion Mike Olajide (16-0, 12 knockouts, ranked 14th by WBC) made his U.S. debut by using a six-inch reach advantage to score a 10-round split decision over 12th-ranked Curtis Parker (28-7) of Philadelphia . . .

Former amateur boxing standout Rickey Womack was charged with armed robbery, assault and attempted murder for allegedly robbing two video stores, shooting a customer and pistol-whipping a clerk in Detroit. He was held at Wayne County (Mich.) Jail in lieu of $200,000 bond, police said.

Womack, a light heavyweight on Detroit's Kronk Gym team, narrowly missed earning a place on the 1984 U.S. Olympic team . . .

Former lightweight champion Aaron Pryor is alive and well and eating spaghetti in Cleveland.

"And turkey and fish and chicken and everything else that's good for him," said trainer Richie Giachetti. "He's sleeping in one of my apartments, eating in my restaurant, working out in my gym. Everything Aaron wants -- or should I say, everything that is good for him -- is right here at 104th and Lorain."

Giachetti is keeping Pryor in training after the former Cincinnati fighter's health became endangered during an early retirement in Miami.

"I've got him on a schedule and he's going to stick to it or else," said Giachetti, who works for Sylvester Stallone's fight promotion operation, Tiger Eye. Giachetti said Pryor, 36-0, has been working out in his gym and will return to the ring for a 10-round tuneup fight in March . . .