Holyfield Teams Up With Klitschko For Boxing Comeback
At 57, Evander Holyfield understands he must do everything he can to prove he is able to return to the boxing ring. That is why he has enlisted the services of a dominant heavyweight champion.
Holyfield (44-10-2, 1NC) shared a workout video of him with former lineal heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko. In the video, Klitschko is seen monitoring his condition, while giving “The Real Deal” some advice.
Team Holyfield preparing for battle🥊#comeback
— Evander Holyfield (@holyfield) May 21, 2020
Holyfield announced his intentions to return to a boxing ring for charity. This came after Mike Tyson announced he would be coming back for exhibition bouts. With rumors circulating whether the two would fight again, Holyfield did state that there have been talks for a trilogy bout between him and Tyson.
“His people have been talking to my people and we haven’t yet got a solid deal together but it’s coming that way,” Holyfield stated.
“I’m not afraid of [Tyson] or anything like that, as long as it works for both of us [financially]. I wouldn’t ask for him to do it if he didn’t want to,” Holyfield went on to say. “He’d have to ask me. It’s like being the bully, I already beat him twice.”
In Klitschko (64-5), Holyfield would be getting one of the most dominant heavyweight stars of the last 20 years. With a title reign of over 4,000 days, Klitschko has held the WBA, IBF, WBO, IBO, and The Ring Heavyweight Titles. A lineal champion, Klitschko won world titles in 2006 (IBF and IBO) and went on an 18-fight defense streak against some of the top heavyweights in the world. He retired in 2017 following losses to Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua.
Holyfield stated he will be fighting for #Unite4OurFight, an organization that helps overcome challenges and adversity for children and first responders. It is a huge part of The Evander Holyfield Foundation.
Just a few days ago, Tyson showed off his new physique on his Weibo account. Holyfield is looking to show that he can do anything Tyson can, but better. Did it work?