Holyfield, pushing 50, says he could beat a Klitschko

U.S. boxer Evander Holyfield attends the WBO super flyweight title bout between Colombian William...

U.S. boxer Evander Holyfield attends the WBO super flyweight title bout between Colombian William Urina and Argentine Omar Andres Narvaez at the Luna Park arena in Buenos Aires June 11, 2011. (REUTERS/Enrique Marcarian)

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Evander Holyfield, who turns 50 next week, figures it might be time to retire from boxing.

But it won't be by choice.

Holyfield, whose most recent fight was a win over Denmark's Brian Nielsen in May, 2011, told the BBC he has been having trouble getting the fights he wants.

He said he wants to box either Vitali or Wladimir Klitschko, the Ukrainian brothers who have dominated the heavyweight scene in recent years.

"I'm a good enough fighter and I believe I could beat the Klitschko brothers, even at soon to be 50," Holyfield said.

"But I'm not willing to pay the price of going through the ranking fights, to fight two or three other people, to get the championship fight."

he boxer is in Britain promoting a memorabilia auction featuring items from his years in the ring.


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