• Heavyweight

Klitschko to Holyfield: Fight will never happen

ESPN staff
August 26, 2012
Evander Holyfield claims the Klitschkos could earn millions from facing him

WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko is adamant he will never perform a U-turn and agree to a bout with Evander Holyfield.

Holyfield, who turns 50 later this year, is still active and has claimed either of the Klitschko brothers could earn $20 million from fighting him.

But Vitali, who meets Manuel Charr on September 8, would not consider the prospect, because he holds Holyfield in too high a regard.

"Many, many times Holyfield has said that he wants to fight with me or my brother - but I refuse to go against him in the ring. He is my idol. I can't do it for any amount of money," Klitschko said, according to boxingscene.com.

In other news, Arthur Abraham won the WBO super-middleweight title from Robert Stieglitz on Saturday in Germany. Abraham was awarded the fight unanimously (116-112, 116-112, 115-113) by the judges.

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