Evander Holyfield (Finally) Retired From Professional Boxing For Good
Pay per view boxing cannot be debated in great length without mentioning the name, Evander Holyfield. Sure, Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao are the current boxing pay per view kings, but Evander Holyfield’s pay per view successes are often forgotten.
The 51 year old Holyfield, who generated three out of the 10 best pay per view boxing sales of all time, has decided that he will no longer compete in the ring. His title boxing days are officially over.
Since Evander Holyfield will be inducted into the Hall Of Fame on August 09, 2014, he has decided that the Hall Of Fame will be the next boxing event that he will be involved in. He last fought and defeated Brian Nielsen in 2011.
Holyfield has fought and defeated Mike Tyson, George Foreman, Lennox Lewis (that was one of the most controversial decisions in boxing history), and Riddick Bowe. He has had wars in just about every fight that he’s had and unfortunately, his slurred speech is the result of all of those blows to his head.
Evander Holyfield (44-10-2, 1 NC, 29 KO’s) should be remembered as one of the greatest Cruiserweight boxers and one of the greatest Heavyweight boxers of all time. He fought in an era where the level of competition is greater than it is today and he beat some of the top guys in his day. Although the ear biting incident with Mike Tyson is what most people remember about him, people should give Evander Holyfield the credit that he deserves. In his prime, he had the talent and the skills to defeat some of the greatest fighters in the history of the sport.
In a dream match, we would have loved to see (in their primes) Evander Holyfield vs Joe Frazier. Who would you pick to win that one? And why?
TRENDING FIGHTERS: Evander Holyfield, George Foreman, Mike Tyson, Wladimir Klitchko, Vitali Klitchko, Joe Frazier, Muhammad Ali