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Evander Holyfield Likes The Idea of Fighting in Dubai

Dubai: Record four-time heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield has indicated his desire to fight for a world title in the World Championships for Arab Boxing in Dubai and dismissed that age is not a significant factor for the player.

"I'd like to fight for a world title there [in Dubai]. People there have never had the opportunity to see me fight personally, and I think it can be a very big draw for me to fight a title fight over there and show people that not only can I win another world title but do it at 49 years of age," The Gulf News quoted Holyfield, as saying.

"It shows that if you take care of yourself, it can happen for you. Age is nothing really but a number. I take one day at a time. I just know I can do it today, I don't know about tomorrow. If I could get it there, it would be great. I'm not exactly sure on the opponent, but if the right opportunity arises, I'm sure you'll find a lot of people would fight," he added.

Holyfield dubbed his 1996 and 1997 victory against Mike Tyson as the sweetest victory but admitted that his 1999 match against Lennox Lewis was the toughest.

He said his goal is to be the best but admitted that he is in the middle of the road, as he does not know what it takes to be the best.

"I think that at 49 years old, I can be the guy to finish on top and be able to talk about it and tell people what life is really all about. You don't know you love something until you go through something with it. I was able to withstand and go through everything it takes to be the best," he added.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by b morph on 01-23-2012

[QUOTE=915angel;11696962]holyfield vs haye id pay for it :boxing:[/QUOTE] believe it or not, i would too, i actually think holyfield stands a chance against him

Comment by 915angel on 01-22-2012

holyfield vs haye id pay for it :boxing:

Comment by Alonzo Harris on 01-22-2012

Title should read---> comments thread for: Old legend like's the Idea of fighting for easy money to pay off debts in dubai.

Comment by PAC-BOY on 01-22-2012

wtf....someone please [B]give[/B] this man a title so he can retire.

Comment by thebaklapacklas on 01-22-2012

[QUOTE=JAB5239;11696902]Good God retire already, it's over![/QUOTE] Seriously. Perhaps Holyfield is just trying to end it all in Dubai to see if Jesus or Allah is the true God by meeting them in person.

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