Valuev-Holyfield: Statement from Wilfried Sauerland

09.10.08 - There have been reports in the American media about a potential fight between WBA heavyweight champion Nikolai Valuev and Evander Holyfield in Germany in December. However, whether the fight will happen is not certain at all (just like the location and the date). The Russian Giant will make a voluntary title defence before the end of the year. Holyfield as an opponent is just one of several options..

Wilfried Sauerland: “Evander Holyfield last week approached our American agent to offer himself for the fight. Subsequently, there have been talks between our agent and Holyfield to see whether such a fight would financially be possible in Germany at all. At the same time we are having similar talks with other candidates. Today we sat down with Don King, (Sauerland Event managing director) Chris Meyer and Kalle Sauerland to discuss the issue and minimise the number of potential opponents. There has been no decision yet and it will take at least one week to make one. The potential dates for Nikolai Valuev´s title defence, which will be staged in the German-speaking world, are December 6, 13 and 20.”

Article posted on 09.10.2008

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