‘The Real Deal’ Evander Holyfield is ageless and limitless. The former heavyweight world champion is 58 years old now, but he still has the fire to get back and fight inside the ring. After retiring in 2011, Holyfield hasn’t given up on his training and is in good shape.
He has already allured the fans with his frequent social media posts, teasing a comeback to the ring soon. Although he was touted to return in a trilogy fight against Mike Tyson, the bout is not happening anytime soon. Yet, Holyfield is still beating the odds by displaying his champion mindset on social media.
Turning to Twitter, Holyfield has recently posted a picture and has compared himself with his prime stage. He has posted a collage of two pictures. One is from his former boxing fight when he was just 28, and the other is from one of his recent training sessions when he is 58. In the caption, ‘The Real Deal’ wrote, “58 or 28. Still feeling great.”
Meanwhile, Holyfield has left enough trail to outline a matchup for him. Since Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. have already kicked off the saga of bringing back the veterans into the ring, several other boxers have desired the same.
Although Holyfield hasn’t confirmed his return or opponent, a lot of fight fans have already demanded it. No doubt, ‘The Real Deal’ is also interested in it, but he needs to finalize an opponent first.
Since Tyson is already booked against Roy Jones, he isn’t supposed to take another fight anytime soon. So, Holyfield can hunt for some other name, especially when Shannon Briggs is also eyeing a return.
If the fight happens, it will grab a lot of attention, bringing two former world champions back to relevancy. If not, Holyfield won’t run out of opponents from such a big roster of veterans.