Boxing: Holmes set to meet McCall

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LARRY HOLMES will challenge Oliver McCall for the World Boxing Council heavyweight championship on 21 January.

'Larry signed for the fight on Monday, and McCall has agreed to it,' Dick Lovell, a Holmes aide, said. The fight will be in Atlantic City or Las Vegas, and will be shown on pay-per-view television.

Holmes, who will be 45 on 3 November, was WBC or IBF heavyweight champion between 1978 and 1985. McCall, 29, has yet to defend the WBC title he won with the surprising knock-out of Lennox Lewis last month.

Another former world heavyweight champion, George Foreman, yesterday promised himself victory in next week's bout against Michael Moorer, the unbeaten World Boxing Association and International Boxing Federation title-holder.

'I already feel that I'm the heavyweight champion of the world. All I need is to step in the ring to fulfil my destiny,' he said.