A true traditional boxing champion, Evander Holyfield
is an American professional boxer with
57 fights, 44 wins, 29 by knockout and 14 World Titles.
He is the former undisputed world champion in both the Cruiserweight and
Heavyweight divisions, earning him the nickname "The Real Deal".
Holyfield's last bout was in May of 2011 when he defeated Brian
Nielsen of Korsoer, Denmark (64-1) in Nielsen's hometown of
Koncerthuset, Copenhagen, Denmark by TKO at 2:49 of round 10 in a scheduled 12
round bout. At the time all 3 judges had Holyfield ahead, 88-82.
Former 2 time
IKF (International Kickboxing Federation)
Pro World Champion kickboxer and holder of numerous other World
titles, Rick "The Jet" Roufus is an American
Kickboxing champion and one of the most famous kickboxers in the world. With 78
fights, 65 wins, 44 by knockout and 10 World Titles.
He won the IKF Pro Full
Contact Rules Light Heavyweight World Title when he defeated Michael
McDonald of Vancouver, BC, Canada, by "KO" at :43 seconds of round
1 at Caesars Tahoe Casino in Tahoe, Nevada on January 22nd, 1994.
On May 15th, 1999 in Lowell Massachusetts, USA he added the
IKF Pro International Rules Heavyweight
World title to his trophy case when he defeated Stan Longinidis of
Boxhill, Victoria, Australia by TKO after Loniginidis suffered a broken
bone in his foot at the end of round 9. Roufus was ahead on all 3 judges
cards at the time, 89-81, 86-83 and 88-81.
In all, he won world titles as a super middleweight, light
heavyweight and heavyweight and held titles for all the major kickboxing bodies
(IKF, PKA, ISKA, FFKA and KICK).
Rick also recorded 19 professional boxing fights (13-5-1 with 11 KO's) with 11 wins by knockout. On
August 10th, 1996 he defeated Sean McClain (21-4-10) at the Aladdin
Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA by TKO at 2:20 of round 4 to win
the WBC Continental Americas Cruiserweight title.
Roufus' last bout was on October 14th, 2012 at the K-1
World Grand Prix 2012 in Tokyo, Japan. His bout was with kickboxer James
Wilson and after 3 rounds the bout ended in a draw. Prior to that bout he
had fought on September 8th, 2012 at the K-1 World Grand Prix in Los
Angeles, USA where he defeated Mighty Mo after 3 rounds by split
Trainer Freddie Roach who say's it will be a great
fight also stated that with no real heavyweight match ups for these two classy
fighters, this should be a great final showdown. The Roufus camp has
made numerous attempts at contacting the Holyfield camp in hopes of
setting this fight up for September of this year. They have sent out messages to
many of Holyfield's people and they seem very interested but have not
given a solid answer yet.