After a long time of waiting and pursuing, Evander Holyfield finally found a match for his boxing comeback. The former undisputed cruiserweight champion will face Kevin McBride in an eight-rounder exhibition match.
Holyfield’s last fight was in 2011, and the now 58-year old will try to make his comeback after being inspired by his rival Mike Tyson who popularized the new trend in sports – comeback.
The match, however, is not what the fans wanted to see, as they and Holyfield himself were courting Tyson and his camp to agree to make their trilogy possible.
Holyfield is the only boxer who had beaten Tyson twice.
But the door is not closed for the two boxing greats as Holyfield’s first fight back could make the way to their trilogy just like Tyson faces Roy Jones Jr. first.
‘I want Holyfield and I want Lennox Lewis this year. I want both of them, I want to get them both this year. I also want to box an exhibition with Tyson Fury,” Mike Tyson said in HotBoxing Podcast.
‘If I do that – even if I can get those two guys [Lewis and Holyfield], I’ll say, ‘This is a wrap, I’m just gonna live life.’
‘And that’s just exhibitions. I’m gonna break all my professional true records with exhibitions.’