Evander Holyfield believes Vitor Belfort is in trouble on Saturday night.
Holyfield, who is 58-years-old, is set to return to the ring in the main event of Triller Fight Club Legends 2 against Belfort. Holyfield took the fight on about a weeks’ notice, and many were critical of the former heavyweight champ even getting back in there. However, he is confident in his skill set and knows he has what it takes to get his hand raised.
“We say: ‘If you don’t quit it will be alright’. Then you get older and start quitting. You stop taking care of yourself. I was young at one point and didn’t have bad habits,” Holyfield said (via SkySports). “They say: ‘You’re taking a chance’. But you will never be successful in life if you don’t take any chances. I realized that I was in good shape. If I don’t get out of shape, I don’t have to worry. If I was fighting in MMA, I would be in trouble. He’s boxing – he’s in trouble.”
Although Holyfield is 58-years-old, he has been training to come back for quite some time. He was supposed to return in June against Kevin McBride but that fight was scrapped due to the event being canceled after Teofimo Lopez tested positive for COVID-19.
Evander Holyfield is also in great shape and showed he still has some skills but he has no doubt slowed down but at 58 he believes he can win this fight.
Evander Holyfield last fought back in 2011 where he beat Brian Neilsen by TKO. Prior to that, he had a No Contest against Sherman Williams due to a cut on Holyfield’s head from an accidental head butt. In his career, he holds notable wins over Mike Tyson, George Foreman, Buster Douglas, and Larry Holmes among others.
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