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Posted on: Thursday, January 28, 2010

Boxing: Holyfield-Botha fight in Uganda called off


Associated Press

ATLANTA Former heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield's scheduled fight against Francois Botha in Uganda has been called off.

Holyfield's manager, Ken Sanders, said Thursday that promoters didn't provide a promised pre-fight payment for the Feb. 20 fight. The bout is now expected to be March 6, possibly in Miami.

Sanders told The Associated Press that the 47-year-old Holyfield will also face New York's Derric Rossy on April 24 in Las Vegas.

Holyfield (42-10-2) has lost five of his last nine bouts, and has not fought since losing a points decision to Nikolai Valuev a year ago.