Evander Holyfield Says He Has No Plans of Relaunching His Boxing Career

Published 04/22/2021, 2:45 PM EDT


The retro boxing era’s heavyweight icon, Evander Holyfield is all charged up to lace up the boxing gloves after nearly a decade. However, his boxing outing will be an exhibition clash and not a professional boxing bout. ‘The Real Deal’ will touch gloves with the retired Irish boxer Kevin McBride on June 5.

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Ahead of the fight, Holyfield was involved in a pre-fight press conference. Here, he gave his take on whether he’ll relaunch his boxing career again.

No, I’m not trying to start a career. I’m just, I thought it would be good to Mike (Tyson) and I do it and it didn’t go that way so. I chose the guy that beat Mike and so here I am,” said Holyfield.

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BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA – AUGUST 09: Heavyweight boxing legends Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield attend the 19th annual Harold and Carole Pump Foundation Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on August 09, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Michael Tullberg/Getty Images)

Prior to the Holyfield vs McBride fight getting booked, ‘The Real Deal’s corner wanted to book the latter’s trilogy alongside Mike Tyson.

In fact, Holyfield even took his preparations to the peak, thinking that he would get his hands on the long-time rival, Tyson. But this trilogy couldn’t reach terms. And Holyfield elected to lock horns with Kevin McBride, who beat Tyson in his concluding fight.

Evander Holyfield vs Mike Tyson – will the trilogy take place by 2021 end?

The world witnessed what happened in the first two fights between Tyson and Holyfield. Moreover, a trilogy between the two was in contention ever since Tyson’s last exhibition fight against Roy Jones Jr.

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More than the fans and the entire fight universe, Tyson and Holyfield were themselves desperate to confront each other. Although Holyfield is aligned for a fight with ‘The Clones Colossus’ for June 5, his chances of fighting Mike Tyson still don’t seem to be in jeopardy.

Once the 58-year-old gets past McBride, he will undeniably root for a fight against ‘The Baddest Man on the Planet’.

Will you be excited to see Tyson and Holyfield battle each other out in a trilogy?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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