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16 December 2008

Holyfield Needs To Hang It Up

Now I know this has nothing to do with Georgia politics, but I've reached the point where I've grown tired of former heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield attempting comeback after comeback.

The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer is reporting today that the 46-year-old Atlanta resident signed up to fight WBA heavyweight champion Nikolay Valuev this Saturday in Zurich.

In an interview with The Associated Press on Monday, the fighter from the Atlanta area acknowledged that he had little time left in a three-decade career that saw him rise from undefeated cruiserweight to conqueror of heavyweight champions including Riddick Bowe, George Foreman and Mike Tyson.

But he still wants to end his career on top, and to do that says he has to reunite the division's top belts as its undisputed champion.
[Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, "Holyfield says he's ready to win heavyweight title", December 16, 2008]

The bookies say Holyfield has no chance against the 7-foot Russian champion and while I don't want to bet against another Georgia, I'm really hoping that Holyfield doesn't embarrass himself.