World Champions Ray Mercer and Evander Holyfield To Battle Again
18 years ago Ray Mercer and Evander Holyfield fought
in a 10-round war in which Holyfield won a unanimous decision…on February 2,
2013, in South Africa, the two former world champions will once again step
between the ropes of the squared circle and go to battle in a four round exhibition match.
The rematch is part of The Nelson Mandela Boxing
Tribute night, and there are talks about a matchup between Roy Jones Jr. and
Steve Cunningham as well, although nothing has been confirmed.
“I am honored to be part of this celebration of
Nelson Mandela and to be part of history,” said Mercer. “I am beyond motivated for this one, and I
can hardly believe it is happening. I
will be representing Find A Dream and I think it is a great way to give the
organization the international exposure it deserves. It truly is an awesome feeling.”
Both men are highly decorated warriors within the
boxing world, and have and continue to do much for the sport and communities
across the nation inside and out of the ring.
Mercer has been a Board Director with Find A Dream—a
501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization that reaches out to community children and
provides them a healthy channel to find and work towards fulfilling a dream—for
nearly two years, donating his time as often as possible.
Upcoming for the Olympic Gold Medalist is also a
trip to London which he will be part of a brief tour of local schools, talking
with young kids about staying focused and working towards achieving their goals
While Mercer (36-7, 26 KO) hasn’t fought since 2008,
and Holyfield (44-10, 29 KO), while remaining active late in his career, hasn’t
thrown hands since May of last year, fans can expect to see the competitiveness
come out of these former champs.
In coming weeks more information will be provided as
additional details and added fights are released.
For media inquiries related to Ray Mercer contact Chris Cella at email@example.com.
For more information on Find A Dream visit www.findadream.org.
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