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10-Time World Champion Rick Roufus
14-Time World Champion Evander Holyfield
To A Heavyweight Boxing Fight
The Fight of the Masters... Legend vs. Legend!

With all the changes in the world of boxing and not enough heavyweights that make for a good fight for either champion, it only made sense for the best of both worlds to collide in the fight of the decade.
With Rick Roufus at 47 years of age, 218 pounds at 6ft., and Evander Holyfiled at 50 years young, at 218 pounds and 6ft. 2 in, it was only inevitable for the two champs to finally meet in the ring.

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 decision.

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.

If the challenge is accepted by Holyfield it would match-up two of the top fighters in the world representing Professional kickboxing and professional Boxing. it would be for the first Inter-League battle of the world under traditional - Professional Boxing rules.

For additional media inquiries for Mr. Roufus, call Melissa Ingram at (602) 434-5055 or Fred Zermeno at (213) 219-1060.
5/8/13 8:38 PM
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If it ain't Dutch, it ain't much - wasn't there a bunch of replies to this thread?

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