FOXWOODS LANDS HEAVYWEIGHT HAYMAKER

November 02, 2001 10:52 PM
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The Evander Holyfield-John Ruiz heavyweight rematch has been rescheduled for Nov. 24 at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut.

The fight was originally scheduled for Aug. 5 in Beijing, China but was pushed back when Ruiz injured his neck in training. The site was changed following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

Holyfield won a controversial decision in the first matchup in August of last year. Foxwoods beat out prospective sites in Atlanta, Providence and Oregon to host the bout, which will be shown live on HBO.