Former Heavyweight Champion of the World Evander Holyfield has announced his intention to come out of retirement for another round of boxing.
Called the “Brett Favre of boxing” by TMZ, Holyfield has announced once again that he is “unretiring” from boxing at the age of 50. These new reports may cause some concern among his fans who question whether or not he is too old for the ring and should follow through with his announced decision to retire weeks ago. Of his recently announced retirement, Holyfield says that he was just confused, and that he still has a few rounds left in him.
Announcing his intentions as he was leaving the Boa in Hollywood this weekend, Holyfield reassured boxing fans that he isn’t coming out of retirement to be a punching bag for younger talent, or to simply take on easy opponents. He’s eye-balling top honors, desiring to be crowned Heavyweight Champion of the World yet again.
Holyfield says that he’s “still a serious contender for the title,” reports the Christian Post.
Naturally, reporters asked Holyfield how much fight he thinks he has left in him. “I don’t know. One day at a time.” he replied.
If Holyfield does manage to nab another Heavyweight Champion title, he’d be the oldest boxer on record to ever do so. The current title is held by George Foreman, who claimed the Heavyweight title at the age of 45. Still, Holyfield has had an impressive career, boasting a career record of 57 fights, with 44 wins (29 by way of knock out), as well as 10 losses, 2 ties, and 1 no contest.
Do you think that Evander Holyfield has a shot at the Heavyweight Champion of the World title or should he stay in retirement?