Evander Holyfield To Come Out Of Retirement Aged 56 For Fight In Japan

September 27, 2019

Boxing legend Evander Holyfield will return to the sport at the age of 56.

Just a few weeks after British former world champion Nigel Benn announced that he would make a comeback at the age of 55, Hollyfield is also prepared to do so.

Next year is the 30th anniversary of my first championship heavyweight championship! Thanks @arod @everlast @ufcgym @jlo

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But this is not a licensed round, but a charity exhibition in Japan – just like the Hall of Fame member Floyd Mayweather’s class came back in December 2018, destroying Tenshin Nasukawa.

In the final game of winning the KO against Brian Nielsen on May 7, 2011, Hollyfield fought for less than eight years.

The American insists that he has been at his best before tightening his gloves.

Holyfield told TMZ Sports: “It is important to give the Japanese a chance to see the world’s only four heavyweight champions.

“This is the same for me.”

When asked if he still has the ability to stop the elimination of heavyweights such as Mike Tyson, Holyfield added: “I might do this, but this is a charity competition, we will wait and see.”

No date has been set for the charity turn.

Holyfield took over with WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Jr.

“Real trading” said that he always knew that the losers in Mexico would continue to be a champion and “make someone surprised.”

He said: “Of course, I know, I am talking about God, he will surprise someone, he has the ability.

“He is the first person I have ever played, and I said that I don’t want to beat him any more.”

SunSport reports on the wonderful return of British hero Benn – the disturbing news is that he will be in the brain scanner.