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Boxing: Holyfield, Holmes to appear at Carlton event

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Former world heavyweight boxing champions Evander Holyfield and Larry Holmes are expected to appear at a professional boxing card on July 6 at Black Bear Casino in Carlton.

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Dubbed "Welcome to the Jungle 4: Patriotic Punchout," the card will feature Duluth boxers Gary "Stone Cold" Eyer and Al "Haitian Temptation" Sands. Eyer (11-2-1) will defend his North American Boxing Union lightweight belt against Robbie Cannon (12-8-2) of Festus, Mo., while Sands (9-1) against an opponent to be determined.

Holyfield retired with a record of 44-10-2 while Holmes was 69-6-0. The two fought on June 19, 1992, with Holyfield earning a unanimous decision over Holmes, then 42. Zach "Jungle Boy" Walters said the two are appearing as part of the event's promotion.

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