Its Never Say die for Evander Holyfield

Posted: October 19, 2007 in Sports News

He has refused to hear the bell ringing calling to an end to his career.

At 45 years, he has been banned from boxing in State of New York, the rest of America and even in many places around Europe.

Boxing is like a drug; hard to quit

Last sunday Evander Holyfield was defeated by Sultan Ibragimov in Moscow, Russia one of the remaining places on earth left for him to continue fighting

quest for one last title

Although Unable to defy his critics by winning a fifth Heavyweight title, Holyfield refused to be backed up by the young champion and even rattled him in the closing part of the 12th round. The fight was mostly uneventful however, with neither fighter being truly staggered or knocked down. In most exchanges, Sultan was able to land two punches to Holyfield’s one. The end result a unanimous decision for Ibragimov (118-110, 117-111 and 117-111)

It has been an eventful career for holyfield. After his first professional fight in 1987 the man had to be hopsitalised for two days. Twice, his ears have been bitten by Mike Tsyon. He has admitted to as many as nine children out of wedlock. In July 2003, Holyfield wed for the third time, marrying 24 year old student Candi Calvana Smith.

The last chapter to this eventful career will be the outcome of Allegations of steroid use. On February 28, 2007, Holyfield was anonymously linked to Applied Pharmacy Services, a pharmacy in Alabama that is currently under investigation for supplying atheletes with illegal sterioids and human growth hormone (HGH). He denies ever using performance enhancers.

On  Applied Pharmacy Services patient list,   a patient by the name of “Evan Fields” caught investigators’ attention. “Fields” shares the same birth date as Holyfield October. 19, 1962. The listed address for “Fields” was 794 Evander, Fairfield, Ga. 30213. Holyfield has a very similar address. When the phone number that, according to the documents, was associated with the “Fields” prescription, was dialed, Holyfield answered.

Best Defence is attack

On March 10, 2007 Holyfield made a public announcement that he would be pursuing his own investigation into the steroid claims in order to clear his name.

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