Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Evander Holyfield (46) To Fight Nikolai Valuev (35) For WBA HeavyWeight Championship

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Nikolai ValuevFormer world heayweight champion Evander Holyfield could well become the oldest ever heavyweight world champion at age 46, when he takes on Russian 7-foot 35-year old Nikolai Valuev in Zurich on Saturday.

"I am in great shape," said the 'Real Deal' 46-yeal old American pugilist from Atlanta, Georgia .

Evander Holyfield - who owns a record of 42 wins and 27 KOs with nine defeats - four of which have come in the last six years.

Nikolai Valuev from St. Petersburg, Russia, recaptured the WBA title when he beat John Ruiz in Berlin in August this year.
Evander Holyfield

Valuev - who owns a record of 49 wins and 34 KOs with one defeat - said he had had an ideal preparation for the title fight.

The clash will take place in historic Zurich's Hallenstadion.

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