19 Nov 2008

Holyfield convinced he'll re-write boxing history

4:07 pm on 19 November 2008

The former champion Evander Holyfield is convinced he'll re-write boxing history next month in Zurich when he challenges WBA heavyweight champ Nikolai Valuev.

The 46-year-old could become the oldest title-holder of all time if he beats the Russian, who is the biggest and tallest champion in the history of boxing.

Holyfield, is in line to become world heavyweight champion for the fifth time having lost his last title eight years ago hasn't fought since losing to Sultan Ibragimov in Moscow last year.

The clash will take place in Zurich's Hallenstadion where Muhammad Ali defeated German heavyweight Jurgen Blin in 1971.