October 12, 2012
Holyfield, pushing 50, says he could beat a Klitschko
By QMI AGENCY
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.