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Duva says Holyfield will rebound if he's decked

Lou Duva, heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield's trainer, said Tuesday his fighter might get knocked down in his Nov. 13 title defense against Riddick Bowe. "I know my guy will get up," Duva said. "I don't know about the other guy getting up. That's the sign of a champion." Duva put Holyfield through a training session Tuesday at the Heights Gym in Houston, where the champion is preparing to try and take another step toward respect. Holyfield hears how he's been beating older boxers like George Foreman and Larry Holmes. Now, he'll go against the youthful Bowe, 25, who should be more aggressive and force Holyfield into a difficult fight. Holyfield, 28-0 since turning pro in 1984, again will be undermanned against the 6-foot-5, 230-pound Bowe. Holyfield is 6-2, 210 pounds.

_ Compiled by Rick Crotts

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