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Eating champ delivers top pizza performance in N.Y.

Chow-down champ Joey Chestnut has done it again, this time proving he's a pizza powerhouse.

Chestnut downed 45 slices of pizza in 10 minutes on Sunday to win the first Famous Famiglia World Pizza Eating Championship in New York's Times Square.

The 24-year-old from San Jose, Calif., said he fasted for more than a day to prepare for the contest. He folded and squeezed the slices to make them easier to swallow.

Chestnut rocketed to competitive-eating celebrity when he won Coney Island's July Fourth hotdog-eating contest in 2007. He took the title again this summer by gulping down 59 dogs in 10 minutes.

He also won a contest in Tennessee last month by wolfing down 93 Krystal hamburgers in 8 minutes.

With files from the Associated Press