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          IBF and WBA heavyweight champ Evander Holyfield has
     told promotor Don King that he wants a unification bout with
     WBC champ Lennox Lewis, according to Greg Logan of NEWSDAY. 
     Sources say that Lewis "has accepted King's purse offer and
     agreed in principle to give King a financial interest in his
     future fights, and Holyfield is prepared to leave Showtime
     for this one fight" to appear on Time Warner's TVKO, which
     holds exclusive rights to Lewis.  Logan: "Only one obstacle
     stands in the way of a Holyfield-Lewis bout in the spring --
      King. ... The major sticking point is King's objection to
     televising the fight on TVKO because of his long-standing
     feud with HBO Sports head Seth Abraham."  Holyfield's
     attorney Jim Thomas said his fighter would prefer to fight
     for Showtime, but added, "We're told the only way the fight
     can be made legally is at HBO.  We have to go there to get
     the unification fight" (NEWSDAY, 12/18).