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At 46, Holyfield still chasing ghosts of glories past

When George Foreman tells you it's time to call it quits, you know you've been fighting too long. Still, 24 years into his professional career, Evander Holyfield continues to trudge forward and shows no signs of letting up -- for better or worse.

Originally Published: December 13, 2008
By Brian Doogan | Special to ESPN.com

ZURICH, Switzerland -- The streets of Moscow were coated with sleet and slush when Evander Holyfield exited the Khodynka Ice Palace in October 2007.

"The fight went to a decision and Sultan Ibragimov won …," Holyfield said of his bid to win the WBO heavyweight title. "I just have to get back in line, but this doesn't mean that it [the title dream] is over."

Holyfield's refusal to acknowledge that it has been over since the turn of the decade, when he lost four out of six ...

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