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Evander Holyfield Banned From Fighting In NY

New Media Producer: Kerry Corum

New York state is reportedly banning boxer Evander Holyfield from fighting in the state again.

The New York Daily News says the state's athletic commission is suspending the 42-year-old's boxing license due to what it called his "diminished skills and poor performance."

Holyfield is a former heavy-weight champion but he has won just two of his nine fights since 1999.

The state's athletic commissioner says Holyfield did pass a battery of health tests, including a few designed to detect brain trauma. And he says the decision to bar Holyfield from fighting is to make sure he doesn't get hurt.

Holyfield's manager says he's looking to set up a match in Europe.

Source: AP, All Rights Reserved.

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