Cut scuppers Holyfield

Veteran's plans on hold after 'no contest'

Last Updated: 23/01/11 4:07pm

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Holyfield: Vowed to return

Holyfield: Vowed to return

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Evander Holyfield's curious quest to return to the top of the heavyweight tree has taken another downward turn after he suffered a gashed eye against Sherman Williams on Saturday.

The fight was stopped in the third round after an accidental clash of heads had rendered Holyfield's vision to be obscured by blood, allowing 'The Tank' to land a series of blows.

The 48-year-old complained to the referee that he was unable to see properly and the fight was duly waved off as a 'no contest'.

It was meant to be a tune-up for Holyfield's next fight against Danish veteran Brian Nielsen in March, but plans for that clash could now be shelved.

However, the former undisputed champion once again vowed to return to the ring.

"I'll just have to make an adjustment," he said. "I've had 11 setbacks but I don't quit. I'll shake it off and I'll be back."

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