Evander Holyfield believes Tyson Fury could have competed in his illustrious era and insists the WBC Champion is the number one Heavyweight.
In an exclusive interview with Pro Boxing Fans, ‘The Real Deal’ discussed the state of the blue-riband division and confirmed rumours of an astonishing comeback in an exhibition fight for charity, over nine years since his last bow against Brian Nielsen.
The 57-year-old touched on the significance of his return for educating the next generation, however admits he’s doubtful of a trilogy match-up with old rival Mike Tyson, who is also in training for a mooted comeback of his own.
The pair shared two battles in the 1990s, with the second bout renowned for Tyson’s infamous ear bite, but Holyfield admitted he has forgiven his compatriot for the incident, which made global headlines.
The four-time Heavyweight World champion, also delved into his other ventures including his promotional company, why he won’t consider coaching fighters and reveals a little known sparring session he had with former unified Heavyweight World champion Andy Ruiz Jr.