Nikolai Valuev vs. Evander Holyfield

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Nikolai Valuev vs. Evander Holyfield
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Date: 
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Rounds Scheduled: 
12
Contracted Weight: 
Referee: 

Official Judging
Pierluigi Poppi 116 - 112
Mikael Hook 115 - 114
Guillermo Perez Pineda 114 - 114

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Fight Notes: 

Evander Holyfield makes one last attempt to regain a portion of the Heavyweight Championship when he takes on WBA Champion Nikolai Valuev. After twelve timid rounds, Holyfield appears to have finally realized his dream but is denied once again when the judges award Valuev a highly controversial majority decision win.




Averaged Fan Card:

round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Nikolai Valuev
                                                                    
9.20
9
9.12
9.20
9.04
9.70
9.75
10
9.41
9
9.04
9.91
Evander Holyfield
                                                                    
9.83
10
9.95
9.87
9.95
9.29
9.29
9
9.62
10
10
9.12


Fan Cards: Nikolai Valuev vs. Evander Holyfield


scorecard by BABOON123
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
NIKOLAI VALUEV
9
9
9
9
9
10
9
10
9
9
9
9
110
EVANDER HOLYFIELD
10
10
10
10
10
9
10
9
10
10
10
10
118


scorecard by JAMIE.BAIN99
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
NIKOLAI VALUEV
9
9
9
10
9
9
9
10
10
9
9
10
112
EVANDER HOLYFIELD
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
9
9
10
10
10
118


scorecard by METALHEAD123
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
NIKOLAI VALUEV
9
9
9
9
9
10
10
10
10
9
9
10
113
EVANDER HOLYFIELD
10
10
10
10
10
9
9
9
9
10
10
9
115


scorecard by BRETTNATALIE
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
NIKOLAI VALUEV
10
9
9
9
9
10
10
10
9
9
10
10
114
EVANDER HOLYFIELD
10
10
10
10
10
9
9
9
10
10
10
9
116


scorecard by LEWGR10
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
NIKOLAI VALUEV
9
9
9
9
9
10
9
10
9
9
9
10
111
EVANDER HOLYFIELD
10
10
10
10
10
9
10
9
10
10
10
9
117


scorecard by POWERPUNCHER999
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
NIKOLAI VALUEV
9
9
9
9
9
10
10
10
10
9
9
10
113
EVANDER HOLYFIELD
10
10
10
10
10
9
9
9
9
10
10
9
115


scorecard by DAVEX303BOXING
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
NIKOLAI VALUEV
9
9
9
9
9
10
10
10
10
9
9
10
113
EVANDER HOLYFIELD
10
10
10
10
10
9
9
9
9
10
10
9
115


scorecard by HART
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
NIKOLAI VALUEV
10
9
10
10
9
9
10
10
10
9
9
10
115
EVANDER HOLYFIELD
9
10
10
10
10
10
9
9
9
10
10
9
115


scorecard by JAROD KILLIAN
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
NIKOLAI VALUEV
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
10
9
9
9
9
109
EVANDER HOLYFIELD
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
9
10
10
10
10
119


scorecard by OLAAIN1994
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
NIKOLAI VALUEV
9
9
9
9
9
9
10
10
9
9
9
10
111
EVANDER HOLYFIELD
10
10
10
10
10
10
9
9
10
10
10
9
117


scorecard by THEUNDEFEATED
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
NIKOLAI VALUEV
9
9
9
9
9
9
10
10
9
9
9
10
111
EVANDER HOLYFIELD
10
10
10
10
10
10
9
9
10
10
10
9
117


scorecard by PETIEROACH
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
NIKOLAI VALUEV
10
9
10
9
9
9
10
10
10
9
9
10
114
EVANDER HOLYFIELD
9
10
10
10
10
10
9
9
10
10
10
9
116


scorecard by NF82
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
NIKOLAI VALUEV
10
9
10
10
9
10
10
10
10
9
9
10
116
EVANDER HOLYFIELD
9
10
9
9
10
9
9
9
9
10
10
9
112


scorecard by STINGEV98
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
NIKOLAI VALUEV
9
9
9
9
9
10
10
10
9
9
9
10
112
EVANDER HOLYFIELD
10
10
10
10
10
9
9
9
10
10
10
9
116


scorecard by CHAMPION97
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
NIKOLAI VALUEV
9
9
9
9
9
10
10
10
10
9
9
10
113
EVANDER HOLYFIELD
10
10
10
10
10
9
9
9
9
10
10
9
115


scorecard by GOLD
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
NIKOLAI VALUEV
9
9
9
9
9
10
10
10
9
9
9
10
112
EVANDER HOLYFIELD
10
10
10
10
10
9
9
9
10
10
10
9
116


scorecard by RORSCHACH
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
NIKOLAI VALUEV
9
9
9
9
9
10
10
10
9
9
9
10
112
EVANDER HOLYFIELD
10
10
10
10
10
9
9
9
10
10
10
9
116


scorecard by ENDOFME1994
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
NIKOLAI VALUEV
9
9
9
10
9
9
10
10
9
9
9
10
112
EVANDER HOLYFIELD
10
10
10
9
10
10
9
9
10
10
10
9
116


scorecard by JTL
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
NIKOLAI VALUEV
9
9
9
10
9
10
10
10
9
9
9
10
113
EVANDER HOLYFIELD
10
10
10
9
10
9
10
9
10
10
10
9
116


scorecard by BOXING KNOWLEDGE
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
NIKOLAI VALUEV
9
9
9
9
9
10
10
10
9
9
9
10
112
EVANDER HOLYFIELD
10
10
10
10
10
9
9
9
10
10
10
9
116


scorecard by LUKASZRPB
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
NIKOLAI VALUEV
10
9
9
9
9
10
10
10
9
9
9
10
113
EVANDER HOLYFIELD
9
10
10
10
10
9
9
9
10
10
10
9
115


scorecard by COREY WILLINGER
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
NIKOLAI VALUEV
9
9
9
9
9
10
9
10
10
9
9
10
112
EVANDER HOLYFIELD
10
10
10
10
10
9
10
9
9
10
10
9
116


scorecard by TALESFROMTHECRYPT
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
NIKOLAI VALUEV
9
9
9
9
10
10
9
10
9
9
9
10
112
EVANDER HOLYFIELD
10
10
10
10
9
9
10
9
10
10
10
9
116


scorecard by MIKE25
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
NIKOLAI VALUEV
9
9
9
9
9
10
10
10
10
9
9
10
113
EVANDER HOLYFIELD
10
10
10
10
10
9
9
9
9
10
10
9
115




Comments

rorschach's picture

Evander should have won this fight.

Gold's picture

This is the worst title fight I have ever had the displeasure of seeing!

First of all, let's talk about the two boxers. "Sugar" Nikolai Valuev, the WBA champion, is possibly the worst and most unathletic world championship boxer I have ever seen in my life, both in terms of his boxing ability and physique. Evander Holyfield, a once truly great champion, is beyond shot at this point with an insane amount of miles on him. Physically, he's in incredible shape, juiced out of his mind, but his athletic ability and boxing skills have long left him.

There are almost no tactical adjustments made in this fight. The fight is fought at an insanely slow pace because the fight is a terrible stylistic matchup and both guys are in extremely poor form. This represents almost the entirety of the fight: Holyfield bounces around, uses lateral movement, and then tries to get inside on Valuev's 8000 inch jab. If he gets inside, he lands combinations on Valuev because Valuev is a terrible boxer who has no idea how to fight on the inside or use his size outside of his jab. If he doesn't get on the inside, then Valuev has a chance to use his 8000 inch jab which represents the vast majority of punches he lands in this fight.

I personally think this is a robbery, Valuev almost exclusively only lands jabs for the vast majority of the fight and he doesn't have good enough punch output, ring generalship, etc to offset the flurries of power punches Holyfield has here and there. Overall, I don't think this is a hard fight to score either, the rounds are relatively definitive. I have no idea how Poppi scored this 8-4 for Valuev. However, I don't really feel sorry for Holyfield in not getting the decision even if it would have made him the only five-time world heavyweight champion and oldest heavyweight champion in history. He certainly contributed to it being an absolutely horrible fight.

Champion97's picture

If it was so bad and such a displeasure, why watch it?

Because.......... I like tearing fights apart.
Not every fight is a slugfest.

Champion97's picture

Unathletic, first off looks aren't relevant, certainly not at heavyweight, second, 300 lbs, 7 feet tall!
Holyfield did great in the early rounds, a foot shorter, and still landing clean shots, and at his age? Wtf did you want from him?!

Gold's picture

It's not the fact he is 310 lbs, it's what 310 lbs represents. He shouldn't be 310 lbs because he's supposed to be an athlete. The fact he's unathletic has shown in the ring. Holyfield did well in the first rounds in comparison, it was extremely low punch output and he was able to land flurries because Valuev is not a good boxer at all.

Champion97's picture

many peoplethink this one is a robbery I don't think so

Metalhead123's picture

I don't know if I'd say Holyfield was robbed, but I know for certain that the fans who paid to see this fight were.

no valuev always box this way