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Akinwande has hepatitis, putting off Saturday's bout with Holyfield
Heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield's Saturday fight with Henry Akinwande has been canceled because the challenger failed his physical.
CNN/SI reported early Friday morning that Akinwande tested positive for hepatitis B twice this week, and Showtime called off the main event and the undercards.
Holyfield's challenger hopes to put Lewis fight behind him|
The last time Henry Akinwande fought for the heavyweight title, he had his arms locked around Lennox Lewis so often that he was finally disqualified in the fifth round for doing more holding than fighting.
Holyfield training hard to prepare for Akinwande
When you're the reputed toughest guy in the land, you can go to work whenever you feel like it. But 35-year-old Evander Holyfield wants to stay on top, so he beats the rush-hour crowd every morning.
Holyfield not concerned with Akinwande's height
Evander Holyfield, whose challenger will tower over him in their fight next week, isn't concerned about any height and reach disadvantages.
Holyfield's team works together to ensure success
Boxing is unlike any other business. When you've made it -- and Evander Holyfield has -- you go long periods between fights. No matter how fit he stays, Holyfield still must sharpen his focus during six rigorous weeks of training.
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