Boxing: Holyfield retains title in 'no-contest'
Monday 24 January 2011
Evander Holyfield was cut above the left eye by an accidental headbutt in the second round and his fight with Sherman Williams was stopped after the third and ruled a no-contest on Saturday.
The 48-year-old Holyfield retained the World Boxing Federation heavyweight championship. The four-times heavyweight champion came out for the third round and Williams staggered him with several overhand punches. The fight was stopped after the round, and Holyfield didn't protest against the call.
Holyfield mentioned the possibility of a rematch with Williams after the bout.
Holyfield's next scheduled fight is on 5 March against Brian Neilsen, but that bout is now in jeopardy as Holyfield will take time to let the gash heal.
Latest in Sport
Wojciech Szczesny selfie: Arsenal goalkeeper 'does an Ellen DeGeneres' on White Hart Lane pitch after Gunners victory
Manchester United 0 Liverpool 3: Wayne Rooney claims 'that was my worst day in football' following humiliation at Old Trafford
Tottenham 0 Arsenal 1 match report: Tomas Rosicky rocket sees Arsenal open up gap from Spurs in Premier League table
Seven things we learnt this weekend: The Premier League table is fascinating and Liverpool are genuine title contenders
Manchester United 0 Liverpool 3 - player ratings: Who scored highest at Old Trafford - Steven Gerrard or Luis Suarez?
- 1 Is your name now 'banned' in Saudi Arabia?
- 2 Gender-specific books demean all our children. So the Independent on Sunday will no longer review anything marketed to exclude either sex
- 3 Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370: Did jetliner fly into area controlled by Taliban? Net widens after claims final satellite signal could have been sent from the ground
- 4 Nasa-funded study warns of ‘collapse of civilisation’ in coming decades
- 5 'Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 plane found in Bermuda Triangle!' Viral Facebook links are profiting hackers
Ukip and Nigel Farage on course for remarkable victory in European elections
Tony Benn was entirely ineffectual - and usually wrong
Katie Hopkins continues campaign to become Britain's most hated talking head with poorly timed Bob Crow tweet
No EU referendum under Labour: Ed Miliband to reveal that vote on membership is ‘unlikely’ in next Parliament if party wins power
Britain’s five richest families worth as much as poorest 20 per cent, says Oxfam
The rise of Ukip: Study warns Labour that Eurosceptic party's electoral base now 'more working class than any of the main parties'
£12000 per annum: Inspiring Interns: Our client operates within the healthcare...
£12000 per annum: Inspiring Interns: Our client is a tech start up within the ...
Negotiable: Randstad Education Cardiff: Randstad Education are currently seeki...
Negotiable: Randstad Education Cardiff: Randstad Education Cardiff are current...