HOLYFIELD-LEWIS SET FOR MARCH 13 GARDEN PARTY
Evander Holyfield and Lennox Lewis will meet in a
heavyweight championship unification bout on March 13 at
MSG. The fight will be carried live on TVKO, HBO's PPV arm.
A press conference will be held Monday to announce the fight
(MSG). Holyfield, the WBA and IBF champion, will receive
$20M, while WBC champion Lewis will earn $8-10M (Timothy
Smith, N.Y. TIMES. 11/25). In N.Y., Neal Travis writes that
following the Holyfield-Lewis unification, "the stage will
be set" for Mike Tyson to eventually face the winner, which
could "produce the biggest gate ever for a fight, with world
revenues of maybe $250 million" (N.Y. POST, 11/25).