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Holyfield says promoter missed payment

Updated: January 27, 2010, 3:38 PM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

Evander Holyfield's Feb. 20 fight against Francois Botha in Kampala, Uganda, is off and plans are in the works to reschedule it, the former heavyweight champion told ESPN.com on Wednesday.

Holyfield was scheduled to face South Africa's Botha in a 12-round bout at Nelson Mandela Stadium, where organizers predicted a crowd of 80,000. However, Holyfield said the promoter failed to make a scheduled payment, forcing him to scrap the idea of going to Africa.

Instead, Holyfield said, ...

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