Evander Holyfield explains why Mike Tyson was ‘solely motive’ for return

Triller Battle Membership Legends II is about to go down on Saturday, and one-half of the headliner, former boxing champion Evander Holyfield, defined his motivation to return to the ring.

Holyfield will tackle former UFC champion Vitor Belfort in an eight-round boxing match on pay-per-view on the Seminole Arduous Rock Resort & On line casino in Hollywood, Fla. Oscar De La Hoya was the unique opponent for Belfort, nevertheless, after being hospitalized as a result of COVID-19, he was faraway from the bout, and Holyfield stepped in as a substitute.

For the previous couple of years, Holyfield was making ready for an exhibition bout in opposition to Mike Tyson, which he credit as the rationale why he was ready to step in and take the struggle in opposition to Belfort on quick discover, regardless of being 58 years outdated. Though negotiations have stalled, Holyfield nonetheless hopes the bout in opposition to Tyson involves fruition.

“That’s the one motive I even got here to the purpose of, ‘Hey, you wish to do that?’” Holyfield informed MMA Junkie when requested if the struggle in opposition to Tyson might nonetheless occur within the close to future. “That’s the one motive. I knew that they have been providing one thing that if I fought my entire profession and I might make more cash on a comeback than I made my entire profession, then who wouldn’t take that probability?”

Watch the total interview with Holyfield within the video above.

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