"I am healed now and, at the age of 46, I can still do it.
"I put in a good performance and it will be better if I fight him again."
Holyfield's coach Thomas Brooks insisted the best fighter lost, while his manager Kenneth Sanders said he wants a re-match here next year which Valuev's camp immediately said was possible.
HOBOKEN, N.J. (December 11, 2008) – Integrated Sports will distribute the December 20th heavyweight showdown between 2-time and reigning World Boxing Association champion Nikolay "The Russian Giant" Valuev and future Hall of Famer Evander "The Real Deal" Holyfield, on pay-per-view in the United States and Canada, live from Zurich, Switzerland. Holyfield is attempting to make boxing history by defeating the largest man ever to hold a heavyweight championship.
Valuev-Holyfield is promoted by Wilfried Sauerland’s Sauerland Event and its Managing Director, Christian Meyer, in association with Don King Productions. The broadcast is being distributed in the United States by Integrated Sports for live viewing at 3 PM/ET – 12 PM/PT on cable pay-per-view via iN Demand and TVN for a suggested retail price of only $24.95. Award-winning announcers Nick Charles and Al Bernstein will call all of the action.