Hopefully you didn't buy this stinker on pay-per-view. The first two rounds between former heavyweight champ Evander Holyfield and journeyman Sherman Williams were uneventful ... until late in round two when an accidental butt from Williams opened a cut over Holyfield's left eye. Even that seemed uneventful at the time, as the fight announcers did not even mention the clash of heads after the round or at any time during round three.
Round three, however, was eventful because Williams began landing overhand rights that had Holyfield on somewhat unstable legs. At the end of round three, Holyfield complained to his corner that there was blood in his eye and he could not see. With Holyfield unable and/or unwilling to continue, the bout was quickly declared a no contest.
Holyfield has been a warrior throughout his long career so it's hard to accuse him of quitting on his stool (and there's no way of telling how badly his vision was impacted by the blood), but the cut didn't look that bad and it certainly looked like Holyfield had no interest whatsoever in coming out for round four.
Watch the fight and judge for yourself whether Holyfield quit:
While Holyfield is likely to continue to fight as long as boxing commissions like the one in West Virginia continue to grant him a license, the cut definitely jeopardizes Holyfield's scheduled March 5 fight against Brian Nielsen ... which is not necessarily a bad thing.