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Evander Holyfield is lucky to walk away with that brick head of his still on his shoulders:
Nikolai Valuev likely ended Evander Holyfield’s last chance at winning a fifth heavyweight title, narrowly defending his WBA title by majority decision on Saturday night.
The 46-year-old American, attempting to become the oldest heavyweight to win a major belt, started the fight by moving around the ring to neutralize Valuev’s long reach advantage.
The 7-foot Russian, the tallest and heaviest champion ever, struggled to close down Holyfield early but began asserting his jab as Holyfield tired.
One judged scored the bout a draw, while the others had Valuev winning 116-112 and 115-114.
“Of course I am disappointed,” Holyfield said. “I thought I had done enough to get the win. Now I have to go home and think about my future.”
Holyfield (42-10-2) had not fought since losing a one-sided decision to then-WBO champion Sultan Ibragimov over a year ago, and was much criticized for this latest comeback attempt. Some critics suggested he was putting his health at risk by fighting at such an advanced age.
Man, that big ass Russian monster is 7 feet tall and 328 pounds and no man at 46 years old needs to be fighting a man that size. SMH @ Evander trying to get his last stacks at the expense of being able to walk and talk.