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Holyfield, Toney in 12-round fight

Oct. 4, 2003 at 6:59 AM   |   Comments

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Evander Holyfield and James Toney met in a heavyweight title bout Saturday night at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.

Holyfield, who turns 41 on Oct. 19, has won just one of his last four fights, but is hoping for a chance to become the first five-time heavyweight champion.

"It's my goal to be heavyweight champion of the world and I will be the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world," Holyfield said. "I may not get it when I want to, but I will get it."

Holyfield is 38-5-2 with 25 KOs.

Toney, who went over eight years without fighting for a title before capturing the IBF cruiserweight belt, is trying to show he can again move up in weight and be successful.

He is 66-4-2 with 42 KOs.

"I do not run from anybody," Toney said. "I am going to do what I say. I am going to be there for him."

Toney beat Vassiliy Jirov to capture the IBF cruiserweight title in April.

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