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Former heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield, who is 2-4-2 in his last eight bouts, headlines what is being billed as an evening of heavyweights at Madison Square Garden tonight.

Holyfield, 42, takes on faded former contender Larry Donald (41-3-2, 24 KOs). "I know I'm good enough not to get hurt," Holyfield (38-7-2, 25 KOs) said. "Some people think fighters don't have enough common sense to protect themselves, but I do."

The other co-main events are bouts featuring champions: IBF champ Chris Byrd (37-2-1, 20 KOs) defending against Jameel McCline (31-3-3, 19 KOs), and WBA titlist John Ruiz (40-5-1, 28 KOs) defending against Andrew Golota (38-4-1, 31 KOs).

Former WBC/IBF champion Hasim Rahman (39-5-1, 32 KOs), who has said he plans to come in at a jiggly 260 pounds or so, goes against Australian anonymity Kali Meehan (29-2, 23 KOs).

"Forty-two don't mean anything," said Holyfield's new trainer, Ronnie Shields. "I was with Evander (as an assistant trainer to chief second George Benton) when he won the heavyweight championship of the world. Of course, this is not the same Evander. This is the Evander of 2004."

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