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Evander Holyfield

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by yes_an_extender (U11008394) 21 January 2011
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Defending his WBF title tomorrow its the title they all want. I see he was calling out the K brothers the other day - You know what though i think they should give him a shot. Ok he would probably get smashed up badly and sent into retirement but part of me can imagine Evander at 48 somehow finding that leaping ko punch of his and amazingly winning the title. Give Evander one more title shot i say

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comment by Callum (U11200898)

posted Jan 21, 2011

yes_an_extender.....thanks buddy. Is that yet another channel we have to pay for on top of the already expensive Sky Sports and ESPN HD channels? If so ill be p1ssed! Thanks though mate.

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posted Jan 22, 2011


My suspicion is that Sherman is about as hand-picked as they come and that Evander is in no danger with this one. A quick check on boxrec showed that he's lost whenever he has stepped up into anything resembling world class, he's also been beaten by a few journeymen as well, and that he's been chosen because he is durable and can last a few rounds. There's a win in there over Al Cole but that's ages ago and he lost last time out as well.

As for Evander moving beyond WBF level opposition...I sincerely hope he sees some sense.

Vitali K (in particular) has the nasty habit of wrecking fighters in recent fights by delivering solid, clean shots round after round. He finished Williams this way, did the same to Sanders and gave Briggs the mother of all beatings. Peter also got the same 'slow break down' treatment.

I would hate to see Holyfield, who is so unbelievably brave and determinded, try to stick it out against Vitali K. Hopefully that fight will never happen because it would potentially end in a bad way for Evander.

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posted Jan 23, 2011

I hate to sound like a broken record, but I've been calling for this since the Toney loss...

Evander - please retire.

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posted Jan 23, 2011

Evander Holyfield already has brain damage. Unless you think the reason he slurs his speech so badly is because he's permanently taking snifters out of a hip flask.

The odd poster on here seems to be implying that he couldn't really get hurt. That's mental. His reflexes are significantly diminished meaning he is far more likely to have his brain rattled by shots from the K's who are both accurate and powerful.

The fact that he has a granite chin makes it even worse as he's likely to be able to take a number of big shots without going down.

Has the lesson of Ali, 30 years down the line, still not sunk in with everyone in boxing?

The fact that he still has a licence is a disgrace.

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posted Jan 23, 2011

Holyfield is never again going to be in the ring with a top fighter. He can keep getting his brain rattled by nobodies for a few more years if he so desires, but one would hope that his friends and family are doing their best to make him see the idiocy of this.

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comment by IMOSSI (U14742027)

posted Jan 23, 2011

Evander Holyfield vs Sherman Williams :

Combined age = 86 years
Combined loses = 21
For the 'WBF' 'World' title.
Ruled a no contest.

Everything that is wrong with professional boxing at the moment.

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comment by Kenzo (U1650852)

posted Feb 2, 2011

There is a unanimous general opinion of this.

Evander Holyfield is dillusional, completely.
The blame should really go on Boxing Authorities, don't grant licences to fighters who are clearly way too old, personally they have morals more than anything to answer to if they don't protect a fighters' best interests of understanding when enough is enough. 48 years old? Mr Holyfield should be enjoying a life outside of the ring, where he could have enjoyed all the trappings of the success he has - he is not proving ANYTHING to ANYONE and what is he really proving to himself? That he will be able to fight when he's 70?

Shame - Holyfield was so fearsome as a prime 28-32 year old Cruiser/Heavyweight, that was the last time he was considered great.
He was clearly old, in his twilight years and over the hill against Lewis in both fights, and should have hung up the gloves then, because he'd already achieved it all.

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comment by Kenzo (U1650852)

posted Feb 2, 2011

Evander Holyfield has gone from a 27/28 year old 'Real Deal' in his prime looking back, to a 48-year old 'Done Deal' who doesn't understand he's done ;)

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posted Feb 2, 2011

He was 34 when he beat Tyson the 1st time and that was before his unification KO revenge win over Moorer.

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comment by Kenzo (U1650852)

posted Feb 6, 2011

Actually, that's true - he was fearsome at 27/28 when he became World Heavyweight champion, and he was still in his prime just after the first Bowe defeat facing unbeaten Michael Moorer. After the revenge win over Moorer, that was when he was starting to slide, so that come Lennox Lewis, he was over the hill. He could have retired proud then, it would have been fine.

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