Boxing legend Evander Holyfield has announced he will return to the sport at 57 years old.
The four-time heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield will return to boxing to compete in some exhibition bouts to raise money a charity called Unite 4 Our Fight.
Holyfield took to social media to break the news yesterday. He posted a video of him training and it concludes with the boxing great saying “I’m back!” Holyfield captioned the post with the following message explaining why he will be returning to the fight game.
“The moment you’ve all been waiting for…. The Champ is back,” he wrote on social media. I’d like to announce that I will be making a comeback to the ring.
“I will be fighting in exhibition matches for a great cause. I’m training to promote a charity that’s very close to me. Our #Unite4OurFight campaign aims to provide students the resources they need for emotional development and education.”
This announcement comes just one week after long-time rival Mike Tyson revealed he would be returning to boxing at 53. ‘Iron Mike’ announced he’s been training with the aim of taking part in some exhibition bouts, he said.
“I’ve been hitting the mitts for the last week. That’s been tough, my body is really jacked up and really sore from hitting the mitts. I’ve been working out, I’ve been trying to get in the ring, I think I’m going to box some exhibitions and get in shape. ‘I want to go to the gym and get in shape to be able to box three or four-round exhibitions for some charities and stuff. ‘Some charity exhibitions, make some money, help some homeless and drug-affected motherf*ckers like me.
“I do two hours on cardio, I do the bike and the treadmill for an hour, then I do some light weights, 300, 250 reps. ‘Then I start my day with the boxing thing, I go in there and hit the mits, 30 minutes, 25 minutes, start getting in better condition. ‘I’m starting to put those combinations together. I’m in pain, I feel like three guys kicked the s*** out of me.” (Transcribed by Metro)
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