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Press Release

February 26, 2000

CHELSEA, Mass. - John Ruiz's Corner and Don King Promotions have reached a verbal agreement for John "The Quietman" Ruiz (36-3, 27 KOs), ranked No. 1 by the WBA and WBC, to fight former three-time world heavyweight champ, Evander Holyfield, May 20 at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas. The match-up will either be for the WBA heavyweight title - if Lennox Lewis is stripped of the WBA title for his failure to make a required mandatory defense - or a WBA/WBA title eliminator to determine the undisputed No. 1 contender.

Management representatives of Ruiz's Corner have a meeting scheduled next Wednesday in Las Vegas with promoter Don King to finalize plans. The official announcement will reportedly be made Friday, March 3 during the Felix Trinidad-David Reid pay-per-view broadcast from Las Vegas.

A Greater Boston-based press conference will be held on a date and at a site to be determined in early March.

For more information about Ruiz visit his new official Web site at


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