The full weight expeler Evander Holyfield, now 57, clarified that he has no interest in fighting young boxers when he returns to the ring.
Holyfield, a former full-weight champion, who has said he is interested in charity displays, seems to be focused on having rivals like Mike Tyson, 53 years old; Riddick Bowe, of 51, or Lennox Lewis, 54.
“It’s better to do it with contemporary people at one,” Holyfield declared The Times of London.
He added that “I don’t want to go and fight someone trying to make a name for themselves. People want to see me and (Riddick) Bowe, of course, or Mike Tyson and maybe Lennox (Lewis), that would be good.”
Tyson was the one who initiated the likely return of retired boxers by posting a video in which he is seen training, after which he declared his intention to fight for charity.
Holyfield did the same by posting his videos and saying that he would also return to the ring and commented that a third duel against Tyson, to which he has won the previous two times.
Some have supported the idea of legends fighting for charity. Others care about their well-being and health.
In that sense, Holyfield suggested that he and his companions will be fine. “Look, we’re going to fight three episodes, it’s not 10 or 15. Maybe there’s some beating,” he admitted.
He added that “my intention is not to knock someone out, but you have 16-ounce gloves and you also have good opportunities to train.”
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