Forty-four-year-old Evander Holyfield will challenge for his fifth heavyweight crown on October 13 against WBO champ Sultan Ibragimov. The Moscow bout was slated to feature Ibragimov and WBA champ Ruslan Chagaev, who withdrew for undisclosed reasons. Holyfield, who downed Lou Savarese in June, says he's ready to unify the heavyweight division ttile.
"I truly believe that it's something that can inspire the young people," says Holyfield (48-8-2, 27 KOs). Ibragimov (21-0-1) is a formidable young force, though Holyfield says experience will be a factor. "Nobody knows who he is," says the challenger. "I'm happy to be on my way to bring this home."