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Old Jan 26th 2009, 2:28 am
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Default Tyson v Holyfield III - Abu Dhabi Oct 2009

What a total farce.....!!!!

Legendary boxers Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield will face off for the third time in an exhibition clash at Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi in October this year.

The Tyson-Holyfield fight will be the finale to an evening that will first feature two separate world title bouts.

The date for the event has been tentatively set on October 31, the night before the first ever Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Full details of the event will be announced on February 1, the 'Arabian Business' reported.

Former world heavyweight champion Tyson last fought in November 2005, when he lost to Ireland's Kevin McBride, while 46-year-old Holyfield fought for the WBO heavyweight belt in October 2007 when he was beaten by Russian holder Sultan Ibragimov.

However, Holyfield holds an edge over Tyson as he won both the previous two encounters with the 42-year-old, including the infamous "bitten ear" incident during their second meeting in 1997.

Holyfield knocked out Tyson for the first time in 1996 and was paid a record USD 34 million for their second meeting. Hence each fighter is expected to earn more than USD 34 million for the Abu Dhabi clash, which is likely to be televised world-wide. A chunk of the earnings from the October event will be donated to an Autism charity.

"The idea is to stage the biggest ever fight in boxing history and to do it in Abu Dhabi, which would be a great global event for the UAE capital. We have agreement from everyone needed and will make the official announcement next week," Sulaiman Al Fahim, CEO of Hydra Properties, which is organising the event, said.
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Old Jan 26th 2009, 3:18 am
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**** me, just when i thought this place couldnt stoop any lower..

wonder how much the tickets will rip off the gullable ones...
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**** me, just when i thought this place couldnt stoop any lower..

wonder how much the tickets will rip off the gullable ones...
who will go though? I cant see many going can you?

They will be giving away freebies?

Is Aldar sponsoring??
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Originally Posted by BangleMan View Post
What a total farce.....!!!!

Legendary boxers Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield will face off for the third time in an exhibition clash at Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi in October this year.

The Tyson-Holyfield fight will be the finale to an evening that will first feature two separate world title bouts.

The date for the event has been tentatively set on October 31, the night before the first ever Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Full details of the event will be announced on February 1, the 'Arabian Business' reported.

Former world heavyweight champion Tyson last fought in November 2005, when he lost to Ireland's Kevin McBride, while 46-year-old Holyfield fought for the WBO heavyweight belt in October 2007 when he was beaten by Russian holder Sultan Ibragimov.

However, Holyfield holds an edge over Tyson as he won both the previous two encounters with the 42-year-old, including the infamous "bitten ear" incident during their second meeting in 1997.

Holyfield knocked out Tyson for the first time in 1996 and was paid a record USD 34 million for their second meeting. Hence each fighter is expected to earn more than USD 34 million for the Abu Dhabi clash, which is likely to be televised world-wide. A chunk of the earnings from the October event will be donated to an Autism charity.

"The idea is to stage the biggest ever fight in boxing history and to do it in Abu Dhabi, which would be a great global event for the UAE capital. We have agreement from everyone needed and will make the official announcement next week," Sulaiman Al Fahim, CEO of Hydra Properties, which is organising the event, said.
was this when he bit his ear off??
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Originally Posted by commander View Post
**** me, just when i thought this place couldnt stoop any lower..

wonder how much the tickets will rip off the gullable ones...
It'll be like watching Masters Football or Rocky 6!!
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It'll be like watching Masters Football or Rocky 6!!
Scraping the barrel or what?
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