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Heavyweight champ Holyfield coming to Roanoke Rapids

Hall of Fame Inductions Boxing-1

Evander Holyfield gives his speech at the International Boxing Hall of Fame's induction ceremony in Canastota, N.Y., Sunday, June 11, 2017.

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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Retired heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield, along with his son, Evan, will be in Roanoke Rapids on March 2 for an event sanctioned by USA Boxing, the governing body for the sport in America.

Holyfield, who last boxed professionally in 2011, will be speaking at Roanoke Rapids Theatre about his career and will be available for pictures and autographs, according to a press release.

There will also be a total of 12 amateur boxing matches at the event, which Holyfield will be attendance for. The fights will be presented by Jasard’s Boxing Club in Weldon.

The event will begin at 5 p.m. Tickets and more information can be found at rrtlive.com.

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