Evander Holyfield, 57, announces return to boxing in exhibition match

Evander Holyfield, 57, announces return to boxing in exhibition match

- Evander Holyfield has announced his return to the boxing ring

- The former heavyweight champ will be involved in exhibition matches

- Holyfield and Mike Tyson had a famous rivalry in the early '90s

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Evander Holyfield is following in the footsteps of his one-time rival Mike Tyson as he announced his sensational return to the boxing ring.

The 57-year-old former undisputed heavyweight champion says he will contest in exhibition fights for #Unite4OurFight campaign, which aims to provide students with the resources they need for emotional development and education.

Holyfield told TMZ Sports: “The Champ is back, I’d like to announce that I will be making a comeback to the ring. I will be fighting in exhibition matches for a great cause."

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Briefly.co.za learned that Holyfield's last professional fight was against Brian Nelsen in 2011, where he recorded a knockout victory over the Danish fighter.

The Real Deal, who officially retired three years ago, was known for his feud with Tyson in the course of two fights.

Holyfield recorded an 11th round stoppage of Tyson in the first match and the second match ended in the legendary ear-biting incident that got Tyson disqualified.

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Meanwhile, Donald Trump is the latest person to comment on Mike Tyson's incredible training skills after the video clip surfaced on social media.

Tyson showed tremendous speed and frightening punch power as he prepares for an exhibition bout to help raise funds for charity.

US President Donald Trump wasted no time in reacting to the video of the former undisputed heavyweight king.

"Keep punching Mike!" Trump said on his official Twitter handle.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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