Holyfield To Fight In Japan

A common theme over the past few years has been older fighters coming out of retirement for a small bout. The end goal is to earn some publicity and help a cause.

Evander Holyfield told TMZ Sports that he will be making his return to the ring for the first time since 2011 for a charity exhibition bout in Japan. Details for an opponent aren’t clear yet, but Holyfield has stated he has stayed in prime shape over the years.

“The big thing is to give people in Japan the opportunity to see the only four-time heavyweight champion of the world,” Holyfield said.

Holyfield’s (44–10–2, 1 NC) last bout was a TKO-win against Brian Nielsen. The 56-year-old is a multiple-time heavyweight champion who ended his career with a 2-0 record and one no-contest.

Holyfield’s son, Evan, is scheduled to make his pro boxing debut on the undercard of Canelo Alvarez v. Sergey Kovalev. “Yung Holy’s” junior middleweight bout against Nick Winstead takes place on November 2nd inside the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.


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