Triller Fight Club Legends II is ready 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 Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla. Oscar De La Hoya was the unique opponent for Belfort, nonetheless, after being hospitalized because of COVID-19, he was faraway from the bout, and Holyfield stepped in as a substitute.
For the previous couple of years, Holyfield was getting ready for an exhibition bout towards Mike Tyson, which he credit as the rationale why he was ready to step in and take the battle towards Belfort on brief discover, regardless of being 58 years outdated. Although negotiations have stalled, Holyfield nonetheless hopes the bout towards Tyson involves fruition.
“That’s the only reason I even came to the point of, ‘Hey, you want to do this?’” Holyfield informed MMA Junkie when requested if the battle towards Tyson may nonetheless occur within the close to future. “That’s the only reason. I knew that they were offering something that if I fought my whole career and I could make more money on a comeback than I made my whole career, then who wouldn’t take that chance?”
Watch the complete interview with Holyfield within the video above.