Former Four Division Champion and Boxing Hall Of Famer Evander Holyfield will make a return to the Boxing ring at the age of 58 to fight Former UFC Champion Victor Belfort on Saturday, topping a Triller Fight Club Card.
Holyfield definitely was a force in his prime, racking up World titles in almost every division he competed and even became a two time Undisputed heavyweight champion of the 3Belt Era. However, Holyfield is a year and a few months from 60 years and is at the age were he is supposed to be resting.
Holyfield is making a return to the sports, 10 years after walking away with a victorious exit back in 2011 and despite his physical build and mental wellness, many boxing fans and critics believe the legend shouldn’t be in the ring at his age. However, Holyfield says the key the key to health is taking care of yourself
“Well, the thing is that I’ve been in good shape and I’ve been taking care of my body,” Holyfield told MMA Junkie. “I didn’t have a lot of bad habits that a lot of people have and that’s a big part of it. Talking to the younger people, you take care of yourself while you’re young and when you get older still take care of yourself. If you take care of yourself on both sides you’ll be alright.”
Holyfield came into the fight fight as a short notice replacement after fellow Boxing Legend and six division champion Oscar De La Hoya pulled out of the fight due to COVID 19, late last week. Holyfield, who already shouldn’t be fighting doesn’t believe that this fight is his last fight but will be treating it as such.
“This is like a one-off because after every fight I’m like, ‘I don’t know,’” Holyfield said. “After each and every fight you have to make a decision: Are you going to do it again or not?’ At any given time if I decided I don’t want to do it no more, it’s O.K.”
Evander Holyfield Vs Victor Belfort Face Off Final Press Conference Photos
Evander Holyfield Vs Victor Belfort Face OFF Photos