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Last Updated: Tuesday, 9 November, 2004, 09:20 GMT
Holyfield gives Williams backing
By Ben Dirs

Evander Holyfield
Four-time world heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield believes Britain's Danny Williams has a "great" chance of beating Vitali Klitschko.

"If he fights the way he fought Tyson he's got a very good chance of winning," Holyfield told BBC Sport.

"Klitschko doesn't appear to be a good inside fighter and if Williams works him inside and puts a lot of pressure on him his chances are looking great."

Williams fights Klitschko for the WBC crown in Las Vegas on 11 December.

Holyfield added: "Even though Tyson's a different kind of fighter, Williams definitely showed he can endure some pretty hard shots against him.

"And although he's fighting a guy who's not 5ft 10in but 6ft 7in, I still think it will be a good match-up."

Don King gave me his word I would get a title fight next
Evander Holyfield

The 42-year-old Holyfield returns to the ring against Larry Donald in New York on Saturday on the undercard of the Byrd-McCline, Ruiz-Golota world title double-bill.

And he confirmed his goal is still to win the undisputed crown he last held in 1992.

"Hopefully I'll have a title fight next. Don King gave me his word that I would and hopefully he'll stick to that."

However, "The Real Deal" has looked anything but in recent times and has won only two of his last eight bouts.


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