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Holyfield-Mercer II Set For Hatton-Van Heerden on 2/2

By Phil D. Jay

Damian Michael, CEO of Showpony Promotions and organiser of the Cape Town bill, has told WBN that the two former champions have signed on for a four-round exhibition contest and other big names have also been offered places on the card.

“Holyfield has signed the contract and he will be up against Ray mercer in a four rounder in honour of Mr. Mandela and I am currently waiting on Roy Jones Jr to sign on the dotted line,” Michael told World Boxing News.

“I am also awaiting Steve Cunningham’s signature (at heavyweight) as we have spoken, but I still need to tie up some loose ends.

“We have invited George Foreman as well as my ambassador and announcer Michael Buffer."

One fighter touted for the bill that looks unlikely though is Rugby star-turned fighter Sonny Bill Williams as Michael stated that a TV network commitment in his native New Zealand has prevented him from taking part.

“Sonny Bill Williams has to finish his deal with Sky New Zealand, but I am happy so far. This is more than a boxing event. This is about Africa and the greatest of them all, Nelson Mandela,” he added.

In the main event, IBO welterweight champion Chris Van Heeden will face Matthew Hatton.

Phil D. Jay covers boxing for worldboxingnews.net

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by nycsmooth on 08-07-2012

glad it's where it is...pure trash...

Comment by jaded on 08-06-2012

I feel really bad for Holyfield...he's broke and has to still box at 50 yrs old. His house was auctioned for a fraction of what he paid and owes on it with some of the proceeds going to pay off…

Comment by Band-Aid on 08-06-2012

"Why?" All a boxing fan could ask.

Comment by Piper the Great on 08-06-2012

They should've booked this for April 1

Comment by joe strong on 08-06-2012

lol! this has happened before. i think larry holmes fought bonecrusher smith when they were both in their 50s. i last saw mercer in combat vs tim sylvia...this could be a decent fight between 2 50 year olds. holyfield is…

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