Evander Holyfield nominates Dubai for superfight

18/01/2012 - Dubai Lifestyle News Posted Bob Brunskill
Evander Holyfield nominates Dubai for superfight

Dubai's credentials as a leading global sports hub have been given a significant boost by one of the biggest names in boxing.Former heavyweight world champion Evander "The Real Deal" Holyfield has claimed that Dubai would be the ideal destination should the Floyd Mayweather Jr v Manny Pacquiao superfight be given the green light, Gulf News reported.The bout is one of the most-talked-about in the world, and speculation that the two boxers, widely regarded as the world's best pound-for-pound fighters, will fight has mounted after the American called out Pacquiao earlier this month.Commenting on the prospect of the fight and potential locations, Holyfield said: "This could be the biggest fight that's ever been so I think it's big enough to steal an audience whatever time you stage it," he told the news provider."In all the US market is the biggest draw and you've got to have a perfect time to bring the major players in, but Dubai is the perfect place. It's known as the place to be and everybody wants a reason to get there."The ex-champ added that with modern-day boxing boasting champions from all over the world, there is no longer an expectation for high-profile fights to be staged in America.