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Boxing: Evander Holyfield returns to the ring after 10 years to face Vitor Belfort

Boxing: Evander Holyfield returns to the ring after 10 years to face Vitor Belfort

LOS ANGELES, USA – The soon-to-be 59-year-old former heavyweight king Evander Holyfield, who has not been in a boxing match in over a decade, will finally meet Brazilian Vitor Belfort, 44, a star who is still active in mixed martial arts in the United States. Show fight, Saturday in Florida.

He replaced Oscar De La Hoya, 48, the former world champion in six different classes, from super featherweight to mid-size, who was also due to come out of retirement, but had to step down after contracting a COVID- in the ring. 19 and was taken to hospital.

It will be held this evening in Florida, because the California boxing authorities, where it was scheduled to take place, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, have not actually authorized the event to take place in this state.

Holyfield had posted a message on Instagram in August claiming he had “trained hard for months”.

After this fight, which should take place for eight rounds of two minutes, a reunion with another former heavyweight king could loom, American Mike Tyson, now 55, also returning to the ring in November 2020 against Roy Jones Jr.

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