Holyfield fight date changed

ADDIS ABABA - Former heavyweight world champion Evander Holyfield's charity bout in Ethiopia has been postponed to allow time for a bigger event to be prepared, officials said yesterday.

ADDIS ABABA - Former heavyweight world champion Evander Holyfield's charity bout in Ethiopia has been postponed to allow time for a bigger event to be prepared, officials said yesterday.

The Aids fundraiser was set to take place in Addis Ababa on July 26, before being rescheduled until September 11.

"The promoters are working hard to make it a spectacular event," Motuma Temesgen, an official from Ethiopia's government, said.

"Holyfield and Sammy Retta will fight in Addis Ababa on October 30 while five other fights will also take place on the day."

Retta, 35, is an Ethiopian-born American with an 1 8-3 record in super middleweight bouts. - Sapa-AFP

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