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Holyfield never lost hope in retiring 'undisputed'

Evander "The Real Deal" Holyfield has told anyone and everyone he plans to retire as the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world. Is he serious, and should we believe him?

Originally Published: October 12, 2007
By Ron Borges | Special to ESPN.com

Few in boxing give Evander Holyfield much of a chance to regain a portion of the heavyweight title for the fifth time Saturday night. The Don Quixote of prize fighting is hardly offended by this.

At 44 and counting rather quickly (he'll be 45 next week), Holyfield is long past being offended by doubters. He has confounded them so many times he thinks they should know better by now. He doesn't bother to give the thought much more than a passing notice; the doubters have been there nearly ...

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