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“The Road to the Heavyweight Championship” kicks off in El Paso!

Report by Ricardo Trujillo
Photos by Ray Vega

Continuing his quest to, once again, become heavyweight champion of the world, Evander ”Real Deal” Holyfield kicked off the June 30th “The Road to the Heavyweight Championship” card in El Paso today at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center.

Holyfield, 41-8-2 (27 KOs), will tangle with former contender Lou Savarese, 46-6 (38 KOs)—and the former champion made it clear that he will use Savarese as a springboard to a possible title shot before the end of the year.

“Age ain’t nothing but a number, if you are willing to pay the price,” said the 44-year-old, former four-time world heavyweight champion.

“And I have been paying that price since I was eight years old.”

When asked which of the four heavyweight champions Holyfield would like to face he said, “I want to be the undisputed champion of the world.

“Which ever opportunity comes first—that is the one that I am going to take.”

But first, he must get by Savarese.

“Savarese is a big guy and he is strong,” said famed boxing trainer Ronnie Shields, who will be training Holyfield for this fight.

“Evander will have to be on his ‘A’ game to beat him.”


My thoughts: Honestly, as weak as the HW division is I could see him making a move and would love too. Larry Holmes should come back too!
 

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hell, george foreman could probabley do it if he wanted to. Il say this: if anyone can do it , holyfield can. he has the heart and still loves the sport enough to do it. Ill support him and anyoen for that matter who will try to unify the belts, this way, when the next great thing comes along, he can fight that undisputed champ and beat him and he can be recognized as the undisputed champ. Once all 3 or 4 if you include wbo **** belt, then they should be welded together and should never leave the others sight.
 

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Im sure Holyfield aint say anything like that. What he said was. "I won ta beeez de unsputa hezvy whey cham oz de wor" :laugh:
 

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prettyboywho said:
Im sure Holyfield aint say anything like that. What he said was. "I won ta beeez de unsputa hezvy whey cham oz de wor" :laugh:
Thats f*cked up !!! True, but f*cked up!!!!
 

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prettyboywho said:
Im sure Holyfield aint say anything like that. What he said was. "I won ta beeez de unsputa hezvy whey cham oz de wor" :laugh:
This is why he does not need to be fighting.
 

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i know id love to see all the belts put together and have a undisputed champion of the world i think it would be better for the sport as well and as for holyfield doing it im all for it
 

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yea the people hed be fighting are definately younger lol but i still think itd be cool fer him to try
 

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PrettyBoyFloyd said:
I'll give him a shot.
well he has a shot because of his heart but u cant overlook his age considering the people hes going to be facing
 

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I saw him fight here in Dallas and he looked great. But his opponent was about as talented as Margarito so it doesn't say much.
 

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tysonjones said:
dammmmmmmmn shane. that was cold. I liked it alot. I got butterflies from that.
Loved Holyfield. He was a true warrior in the ring. But really, its all over for him getting back to the championship level. As diluted as the HW division is, he is way past that point of getting there. If he does beat Savarese i still dont think that projects him that far as being a serious contender.
 

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tysonjones said:
dammmmmmmmn shane. that was cold. I liked it alot. I got butterflies from that.
I had to. That one was for Tommy. I think he is the only guy here who likes him.:laugh:
 
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