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Evander Holyfield will fight Lou Savarese on June 30 in El Paso as he continues his quest to capture another heavyweight title.



It will be the fourth Texas bout in the four-time heavyweight champion's comeback bid.



"I look forward to the fight," Holyfield told Houston television station KRIV on Tuesday.



The 44-year-old has won all three fights since returning from a two-year layoff, improving to 41-8-2. His first comeback fight was a second-round knockout of Jeremy Bates in Dallas in August. In November, Holyfield won a decision over Fres Oquendo in San Antonio.



His latest win came in March when a fight with Vinny Maddalone was stopped in the third round as Maddalone bled profusely from the forehead.



The 41-year-old Savarese, who began his professional boxing career in 1989 in Galveston, is 46-6 with 38 knockouts.



Holyfield, who trains in Houston, said he's serious about getting another shot at the title and he won't take Savarese lightly.



"I wouldn't be here in the gym if I was going to take him for granted," Holyfield said. "If I felt I could beat somebody and didn't have to work, you wouldn't see me here."

-ESPN.COM-
 
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