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Nov 10, 2019; New Orleans, LA, USA; Former heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield poses for pictures before a game between the New Orleans Saints and the Atlanta Falcons at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

“I’m honored and I’m happy and I thank the Arena and I thank the mayor for giving me this opportunity for the people to see that if you don’t quit, you’ll get there. I’m the person who just didn’t quit.”

Atlanta boxing legend Evander “The Real Deal” Holyfield was certainly humble when reflecting on his many accomplishments during his illustrious career. As he and others spoke in front of his brand new, ten-foot tall statue commemorating his career at State Farm Arena Friday morning, many stories and fights of the past were recollected, obviously including his infamous 1996 upset of Mike Tyson.

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