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Old 07-07-2007, 02:14 PM   #16
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I pray to Allah that this will not happen.

HOllyfield will leave the ring in a casket at this stage of his life.
I agree, Holyfield is dangerously close to taking one too many punches in the ring.

I believe that he should not be sanctioned to fight anymore as he already has the early signs of brain damage, ala Ali.

He has used his iron chin as an equalisers, but Wlad might murder him.
Nothing gained for either fighter.
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Old 07-07-2007, 02:39 PM   #17
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Wlad needs to stop avoiding Corrie Sanders!
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Old 07-07-2007, 02:41 PM   #18
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Klitschko would be within his rights to defend against Holyfield, as he is ranked in the top 15 of the sanctioning body. But whether or not he will, or if he's got a mandatory coming up, is another matter.

I wouldn't be too surprised to see that fight if the path is clear.
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Old 07-07-2007, 04:12 PM   #19
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I think it's the worst possible match-up for Holyfield out of the four current belt holders. Manny knows Holyfield inside-out anyway, let alone the 44 year old version.
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Old 07-07-2007, 04:15 PM   #20
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Klitschko would be within his rights to defend against Holyfield, as he is ranked in the top 15 of the sanctioning body. But whether or not he will, or if he's got a mandatory coming up, is another matter.

I wouldn't be too surprised to see that fight if the path is clear.
I believe the IBF has just made Brewster Wlad's mandatory after the fight was already scheduled. This means that if/when Wlad wins he shouldn't have to fight mandatory defense for about a year. This leaves open the possibility of unification or a possible Holyfield fight.
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Old 07-07-2007, 04:22 PM   #21
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Holyfield's name would look good on Wlad's resumé but it wouldn't prove much since the comebacking Holy has yet to defeat a top 10 guy in his recent run.

Maybe Holyfield could fight TOS for a chance at the winner of Klitschko vs. Brewster 2...................

Tommy Morrison beqat george foreman, and what did it do for him? Nothing.
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Old 07-07-2007, 04:24 PM   #22
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I believe the IBF has just made Brewster Wlad's mandatory after the fight was already scheduled. This means that if/when Wlad wins he shouldn't have to fight mandatory defense for about a year. This leaves open the possibility of unification or a possible Holyfield fight.
The IBF will give Wlad mandatory after mandatory non-stop!!

First it was the undeserving Ray Austin who got his shot by getting a draw!!
Now it will be the winner of Calvin Brock vs. Chris Byrd!!
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Old 07-07-2007, 04:27 PM   #23
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If Wladimir beats Brewster it seems that Holyfield is biggest money fight out there for Wladimir if Wlad wants to fight one more time this year.
If that happens i will never watch boxing again.
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Old 07-07-2007, 04:30 PM   #24
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I believe the IBF has just made Brewster Wlad's mandatory after the fight was already scheduled. This means that if/when Wlad wins he shouldn't have to fight mandatory defense for about a year. This leaves open the possibility of unification or a possible Holyfield fight.
I heard people talking about that. But I haven't heard any definitive confirmation. That would obviously be good news if it is indeed true. Given that most of the fighters at the top of the IBF rankings are former Wlad victims.
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Old 07-07-2007, 04:46 PM   #25
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The IBF will give Wlad mandatory after mandatory non-stop!!

First it was the undeserving Ray Austin who got his shot by getting a draw!!
Now it will be the winner of Calvin Brock vs. Chris Byrd!!
If the IBF is stupid enough to make the winner of Byrd vs. Brock the mandatory then Wlad should really drop the belt. That's utter rubbish. Wlad has defeated Byrd twice, once recently and it wasn't even close. He aslo defeated Brock by devastating KO only 2 fights ago & besides, what has either fighter done since to justify an eliminator? Especially Byrd.....at least Brock has 2 recent wins deosn't he? I can't even name the opponents though
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Old 07-07-2007, 04:58 PM   #26
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I like Holyfield too much. I would love to see him fight any of the other belt holders, just not Wlad. It would be very sad.
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