Evander Holyfield

Evander Holyfield loses comeback fight

Evander Holyfield loses comeback fight

Evander Holyfield’s comeback against Vitor Belfort has been branded a ‘disgrace’ and ‘one of the saddest events in boxing’ after the 58-year-old was brutally stopped in the first round. Holyfield, who turns 59 next month, had stepped in as a late replacement for Oscar De La Hoya, 48, who pulled out of facing Belfort, 44, with coronavirus. The former heavyweight champion had not fought since 2001 and had been refused to licence by the California State Athletic Commission, meaning the fight was moved to Hollywood, Florida. But Holyfield’s return was over before it really began. He slipped early on and…
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