Russian Nikolay Valuev defended his world title at the World Boxing Association (WBA) heavyweight champion.
46-year-old Evander Holyfield honestly worked his fee and stood against Nikolai Valuev all twelve rounds. Valuev won on points: 114: 114, 116: 112, 115: 112.
Holyfield's manager Ken Sanders suggested that after the fight Valuev rematch. Sauerland said that possible rematch next year.