Evander Holyfield, Still Swinging Away

Holyfield's opponent last night, 41-year-old Lou Savarese, is described here as "durable." Normally a fine adjective, but when applied to a boxer, "durable" sort of means "gets punched in the head a lot." And that's what Evander Holyfield, 3 years older than Savarese, did to him last night.

Back when Holyfield was Savarese's age, boxing officials in New York revoked his license to fight because it looked like he wasn't very good at it anymore. But, four fights into his comeback, he's undefeated, and last night's win will probably earn him a title shot against one of the 29 world heavyweight champions out there.

So I congratulate Evander Holyfield on not being actually killed in the ring yet ... and I'm happy for him that this fact makes him one of boxing's top heavyweights.

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Holyfield Hammers Out Win Over Savarese [The Boxing Times]
Holyfield's hard lefts hammer Savarese in 10-round unanimous decision [ESPN]
Evan Field wins decision over Lou Savarese [William K. Wolfrum]