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Venue switch for Evander Holyfield dinner
10:46am Thursday 12th September 2013 in Sport
ORGANISERS of the visit to York of record-breaking former world heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield have revealed a switch in venue.
The American, who won the heavyweight crown an unparalleled four times, was due to attend the dinner at York racecourse on Saturday.
But York’s king of the ring Henry Wharton explained the venue had now been changed.
The dinner featuring Holyfield will be now held at the Novotel in Fishergate on Saturday at 7.30pm.
Said Wharton, who will be taking along several members of his fledgling Henry’s Gym to the event: “We’re all just so excited about the prospect of meeting someone of Evander’s standing in the sport of boxing.
“He is one of the greats of the heavyweight division and for some of my lads to meet him will be an inspiration.”
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