Video: Evander Holyfield Shows Slick Boxing Skills

Published 12/27/2020, 1:59 AM EST


The former heavyweight monarch of boxing, Evander Holyfield, retired from professional boxing in 2011. Since then, he has shown little to no interest in coming back to the sport. But his recent training and workout videos are proof that the American boxer is gearing up for a sturdy 2021.

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‘The Real Deal’ recently posted a video on his social handle. Therein, he’s seen doing some quality pad work.

“Back to work, focused on starting the new year off right… who’s with me, #teamholyfield,” he wrote.

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Holyfield is 58 years old. Even at his current age, he shows ferocious power with quick combinations.

Since the Tyson vs Jones exhibition bout, many veterans of the sport are eyeing a return to the sport. Holyfield too, in his caption, wrote, “focused on starting the new year off right…”

Before Mike Tyson got scheduled to face Roy Jones Jr. in the exhibition matchup, fan speculations connected him to a bout with his former arch-foe, Holyfield. But the fight couldn’t go on floors because of some glitches.

Holyfield looks sharp and back in shape and it won’t be surprising if he wishes to make a comeback to the sport. However, it will be interesting to see who he faces upon his return to the ring.

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Who should Evander Holyfield confront in his comeback fight?

Holyfield’s comeback will most likely be in an exhibition contest. Lately, a lot of boxers have adorned the gloves for supporting a good cause and fighting for creating an impact on individuals’ lives. Holyfield’s comeback will be an astonishing one, but who should he really take on?

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Needless to say, a fight with ‘Iron’ Mike Tyson would skyrocket the PPV buys. If it happens, this will be the third fight between the duo.

The first one ended with Holyfield knocking Tyson out and the second one ended with a tragic disqualification for Mike Tyson. In this rematch, Tyson bit off Holyfield’s ear twice in the fight, resulting in a win for the latter.

However, this was in 1997 and both the men have patched up since then. Even though it will be an exhibition bout, this battle will be a treat for long-terms boxing fans. Undeniably, it will be a blockbuster event.

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Should Holyfield and Tyson fight in 2021? If not Tyson, who would you like to see against ‘The Real Deal’?

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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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