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Boxing – 1985 – 8 Round Cruiserweight Bout – Evander Holyfield Vs Rick Myers


Evander “The Real Deal” Holyfield entered the ring for his 6th professional fight at 5 – 0 at the age of 22 years old against Rick Myers with a record of 24 – 7 with 15 KO’s….as this fight would become a stepping-stone to Holyfield’s eventual legendary boxing career.  We at ImaSportsphile consider Evander Holyfield to be one of seven legendary heavyweight boxers during the Golden Age of Boxing….a time from when Cassius Clay defeated Sonny “The Bear” Liston in 1964 to Lennox Lewis winning by decision over Evander “The Real Deal” Holyfield in 1999….a list that includes Muhammad Ali (Clay), “Smokin” Joe Frazier, “Big” George Foreman, “Iron” Mike Tyson, Lennox Lewis and Holyfield….as each of these Magnificant Seven” could each make a statement against any other heavyweight champions throughout history….to include Johnson, Louis and Marciano.   

Getting to watch Evander Holyfield fight early in his career is very special and enjoyable to watch for any boxing fan….ENJOY!!! 

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