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Ron Howard, Michael Douglas and Bryan Cranston to speak at 2014 Tribeca Film Festival

Ron Howard, Michael Douglas and Bryan Cranston to speak at 2014 Tribeca Film Festival

March 17 (UPI) -- Actors Ron Howard, Michael Douglas, Bryan Cranston and Kevin Spacey are among those who will give talks at this year's Tribeca Film Festival.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, June 28, 2013.
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Old rivals Tyson, Holyfield encouraged to attend fight together

MOSCOW, May 17 (UPI) -- The organizer of a Moscow boxing match between Wladimir Klitschko and Alexander Povetkin said Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield will be encouraged to attend.

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'Quietman' Ruiz retires from boxing

'Quietman' Ruiz retires from boxing

LAS VEGAS, April 26 (UPI) -- John "The Quietman" Ruiz, the first world heavyweight champion of Latino heritage, retired from boxing Monday.
Rourke to attend 'WrestleMania'

Rourke to attend 'WrestleMania'

HOUSTON, April 2 (UPI) -- Mickey Rourke, who earned an Oscar nod for his portrayal of a pro grappler in "The Wrestler," is to attend a WrestleMania show in Houston, organizers said.

Valuev beats Holyfield to keep WBA title

ZURICH, Switzerland, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Russian Nikolay Valuev kept his WBA heavyweight title Saturday with a majority decision victory over 46.-year-old Evander Holyfield.
Report: Holyfield to get title shot

Report: Holyfield to get title shot

LONDON, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- U.S. boxer Evander Holyfield will try to become the oldest heavyweight champion in history with a fight in Switzerland in December, the BBC reported Thursday.

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Report: Holyfield says 'I'm not broke'

Report: Holyfield says 'I'm not broke'

ATLANTA, June 6 (UPI) -- Former world heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield says he is not broke.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Oct. 19, 2007.
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Ibragimov crushes Holyfield title bid

MOSCOW, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Russian Sultan Ibragimov defeated former world champion Evander Holyfield in the World Boxing Organization title bout in Moscow.
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American boxer Evander Holyfield attends a signing of his autobiography "Becoming Holyfield: A Fighter's Journey" at Waterstone's, Piccadilly in London on March 3, 2008. (UPI Photo/Rune Hellestad)
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Evander Holyfield (born October 19, 1962) is a professional boxer from the United States. He is a former World Undisputed Champion in both cruiserweight and heavyweight divisions, earning him the nickname "The Real Deal". After winning the bronze medal in the Light Heavyweight division at the 1984 Summer Olympics, he debuted as a professional at the age of 21. Holyfield moved to the cruiserweight division in 1985 and won his first title the following year, when he defeated Dwight Muhammad Qawi for the WBA World Cruiserweight belt. He would then go on to defeat Ricky Parkey and Carlos De Leon to win the IBF and WBC titles, becoming the Undisputed cruiserweight champion.

Holyfield moved up to heavyweight in 1988, winning his first six fights, all by stoppage. On October 25, 1990, Holyfield knocked out heavyweight champion James "Buster" Douglas, to claim the WBC, WBA and the IBF heavyweight belts (World Undisputed heavyweight Championship). He retained the Heavyweight crown three times, which included victories over former champions George Foreman and Larry Holmes, before suffering his first professional loss to Riddick Bowe on November 13, 1992. Holyfield regained the title in a rematch one year later, beating Bowe by majority decision for the WBA and IBF titles. Holyfield later lost the titles to Michael Moorer on April 22, 1994, by Majority Decision.

Holyfield was forced to retired in 1994, only to return a year later. On November 9, 1996, he went on to defeat Mike Tyson by eleventh round technical knockout to win the WBA title, in what was named fight of the year and upset of the year for 1996 by The Ring magazine. Evander Holyfield became the first Heavyweight since Muhammad Ali to win the World title three times. Seven months later, Holyfield won the 1997 rematch against Tyson, when the latter was disqualified in round three for biting off part of Holyfield's ear. During his reign as champion, he also avenged his loss to Michael Moorer, when he stopped him in eight rounds to win the IBF belt.

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