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Boxing legend Evander Holyfield will lace up his gloves in Ethiopia this July for a bout against Sammy Retta to raise money for HIV/AIDS charities.

“I continue to strive to be the very best but what got me to come here is the AIDS,” said Holyfield. “If we don’t find a cure to this, we’ll be extinct.”

Organizers hope the clash between the four-time world heavyweight champion and little-known local fighter will bring in between $5 million and $10 million. The only charity chosen so far to benefit from the fight is the Organization of African First Ladies Against HIV/AIDS, whose aim is to advocate for increased awareness, the mobilization of resources, and the development of leadership, strategies and actions to fight HIV/AIDS at the national, regional and international levels. Other charities are also being considered.

The fight is set for July 26, 2009.

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