LOS ANGELES, USA – Former heavyweight king Evander Holyfield, soon to turn 59, has not competed in boxing for more than a decade.
He replaced Oscar de la Hoya, 48, the former world champion in six different categories, from super-featherweight to medium-size, who also had to come out of retirement, but had to lose after a covid-bout in the ring. And hospitalized.
This evening will take place in Florida, as boxing officials in California at the Staples Center in Los Angeles have not authorized the event to take place in this state.
Holyfield posted a message on Instagram in August, where he stated that he would “train hard for many months”.
After a two-minute fight of eight rounds, Roy Jones Jr., another 55-year-old former monarch, will return to the ring in November 2020 with American Mike Tyson.