Holyfield fights giant injustice (ajc.com)
By Jeff Schultz
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Two days before his plans to celebrate a religious miracle, Evander Holyfield asked one of boxing’s sanctioning bodies to admit a mistake.
Might I suggest a change of venue from Venezuela to Bethlehem?
“I don’t know why the judges did that, but it’s an injustice,” Holyfield said of losing his latest bid to reclaim the heavyweight title, a majority decision loss to WBA champion Nikolai Valuev on Saturday in Zurich, Switzerland. “We’re filing a protest that basically says, ‘We want you to overturn this.’ I just want what’s rightfully mine. I didn’t lose. I won.”
Holyfield and his manager, Ken Sanders, filed a protest Tuesday. To understand the odds of the decision being overturned, consider this: Even organized sports with real leagues and actual bylaws that don’t operate two neighborhoods over from South American drug cartels don’t overturn event results….Full Story
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