Three judges decided that 46-year-old Evander Holyfield lost by a majority points decision in his bid to claim the WBA heavyweight title from Nikolai Valuev. This and the almost reverential chants from 12,500 fans of "Hol-y-field, Hol-y-field," which echoed throughout the Hallenstadion in Zurich, represented the most dangerous verdict for a man whose delusions are verging on the deranged.
If Holyfield required any further reason to continue with his futile, hazardous efforts to regain a heavyweight championship belt, this, unfortunately, was it.
Sunday, December 21, 2008
I was shocked that Evander Holyfield should have won yesterday's bout with Nikolai Valuev, but it makes the post from Friday more, not less, relevant. Brian Doogan explains: