Sunday, October 25, 2015

Evander Holyfield reflects on his career 25 years after beating Buster Douglas

EVANDER HOLYFIELD is universally recognized as the finest cruiser weight in the division’s history, and one of the most decorated heavyweights to ever grace the sport, “The Real Deal” is in the record books as one of the best big men of all time.

Today sees the 25th anniversary of Holyfield’s first ascension to the heavyweight throne. His easy, third-round KO win over James “Buster” Douglas – who had, of course, shocked the world by smashing Mike Tyson to take the undisputed titles in February of 1990 – was not a great fight in any way. Still, the bout is memorable as it saw Evander realize his lifelong goal.

Here, Holyfield – who walked away with a 44-10-2 (29) record (six of these defeats coming at a time when the 1984 Olympian had long since passed his peak) – looks back on the win over Douglas and some of his other legendary fights.

It’s 25 years since you first became heavyweight champion, with your October 1990 win over James “Buster” Douglas. Does it seem that long ago to you?


Sunday, September 20, 2015

The 4 stars vying to become boxing’s king — and tempt Mayweather

Boxing is in need of a new headliner, a search that starts with two middleweight championship fights: Gennady Golovkin vs. David Lemieux at Madison Square Garden on Oct. 17 and Miguel Cotto vs. Saul Canelo Alvarez on Nov. 21 in Las Vegas. The two winners are mandated to meet early next year for the WBC middleweight title.

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