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Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016

Holyfield will fight Botha in Uganda

KAMPALA, Uganda -

Former heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield (42-10-2) will challenge Francois Botha (47-4-3) for the lightly regarded WBF title in Uganda on Jan. 16.

Organizers of the fight in Kampala's Nambole Stadium said Thursday both fighters had signed contracts. A turnout of about 80,000 fans was predicted.

"I am very much looking forward to going to Uganda and I expect a tough fight against Francois Botha," the 47-year-old Holyfield said. "I am going to win and I will cherish the WBF world title."

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