Sultan Ibragimov vs Evander Holyfield

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Sultan Ibragimov vs Evander Holyfield
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3.333335
Average: 3.3 (3 votes)

Date: 
Saturday, October 13, 2007
Rounds Scheduled: 
12
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Official Judging
Chuck Giampa 117 - 111
Dr Ruben M Garcia 118 - 110
Tom Miller 117 - 111

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round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Sultan Ibragimov
                                                                    
9.50
9.50
10
9.50
10
10
10
9.50
10
10
9.75
9.50
Evander Holyfield
                                                                    
9.50
9.50
9
9.75
9
9
9
9.50
9
9
9.25
9.75


Fan Cards: Sultan Ibragimov vs Evander Holyfield


scorecard by DIZZY
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
SULTAN IBRAGIMOV
10
10
10
9
10
10
10
9
10
10
10
10
118
EVANDER HOLYFIELD
9
9
9
10
9
9
9
10
9
9
9
9
110


scorecard by TIBARIS
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
SULTAN IBRAGIMOV
9
10
10
9
10
10
10
9
10
10
10
10
117
EVANDER HOLYFIELD
10
9
9
10
9
9
9
10
9
9
9
10
112


scorecard by THEUNDEFEATED
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
SULTAN IBRAGIMOV
9
9
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
9
9
116
EVANDER HOLYFIELD
10
10
9
10
9
9
9
9
9
9
10
10
113


scorecard by NF82
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
SULTAN IBRAGIMOV
10
9
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
9
118
EVANDER HOLYFIELD
9
10
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
10
110


Comments

dizzy's picture

Holyfield was in tremendous shape for a 46-year old.

TheUndefeated's picture

44-year old. but yes agreed.

dizzy's picture

This was an entertaining heavyweight scrap, the media didn't do this fight any favor by painting Holyfield as an 80-year old grandpa who could barely walk. Anyone who says that fighting well beyond his prime damaged Holyfield's (or anyone's for that matter) legacy is a fool - it's the wins that define your legacy, not losses, the shitty and unlogical narrative of "losses are unacceptable" pushed into public is one of the reasons why so many boxers these days aren't willing to face serious challenge and rather pick safe matchups. I give a lot of credit to Holyfield, at the age of 44 he was still a capable boxer (the shoulder surgery surely helped a lot), he was far removed from his prime but he still had the bounce in his step and the timing was still there. He was obviously not going to be as active as he used to be when he was at his best, instead he was much more patient in his approach, he was carefully picking his shots, he also used more feints, baiting Ibragimov to leave himself open/miscalculate the distance, or trying to shut down Ibragimov's leading hand and nullify the jab, not allowing Ibragimov to establish the lead foot dominance. Ibragimov at the time was still trying to adapt a style instilled in him by Jeff Mayweather, you could see that he was struggling with it, especially given the fact that the shoulder roll and lateral movement weren't his strenghts, but he was still able to outbox Holyfield thanks to his handspeed and better understanding of the distance, he was getting the better of most of the exchanges and found the most success working Holyfield's body in the later rounds. I think Ibragimov made a mistake by joining Jeff Mayweather, I understand that the repeated hand injury required a change in his style, but IMO this variation of Philadelphia counter-punching style was not made for a Soviet system-based boxer and didn't play to his strenghts, and this fight, despite the fact that Ibragimov won by a comfortable margin, did very little to dispove my point of view.