Mike Tyson, Lennox Lewis, Riddick Bowe – The three legends Evander Holyfield has named as possible opponents for return to boxing

Evander Holyfield has revealed the three candidates for his comeback boxing fight.

The 57-year-old announced his intention to once again step into the ring following his retirement from the sport in 2011.

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Evander Holyfield has a professional record of 44-10-2

The four-time heavyweight champion has posted videos of himself working out and looks in great shape ahead of a possible fight later in the year.

A trilogy with Mike Tyson has been teased, who is also back in training, and Holyfield has spoken to his old adversary.

He has also been in contact with Riddick Bowe over being his possible opponent.

Holyfield also named Lennox Lewis but said there had been no communication between the pair at this stage.

He told The Times: “It’s better you do it with people who have been round like you.

“I don’t want to go and fight someone trying to make a name for themselves. People want to see me and Bowe, of course Mike Tyson and maybe Lennox, that would be good. I’ll spar with anyone.”

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Tyson, Lewis and Holyfield were the greats of their era
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Holyfield also told The Times that he hoped to have something set up for November and would probably be in the Middle East.

It will also be an exhibition bout and last just a few rounds with the appropriate protection in place.

He added: “Look, we are going three rounds. It’s not ten or 15. Maybe there’ll be headgear. My intention is not to knock someone out, but you’ve got 16oz gloves and you get good shots in sparring too.”


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