Former world boxing champion Evander Holyfield (58) suffered a heavy defeat in Florida against Vitor Belfort. The Brazilian MMA player won after a technical knockout.
It was Holyfield’s big comeback, who stepped back into the ring at 58. Ten years after his last fight against Brian Nielsen, the American ventured into a boxing event again.
Normally, Belfort had to compete against the American Oscar De La Hoya, but due to a corona infection, he had to cancel. Then Holyfield decided to step forward.
After just a few seconds, Holyfield received quite a few blows. After a lot of taking, the American fell to the ground. The referee stopped the fight, much to Holyfield’s chagrin.
“I was not injured,” said Holyfield, who thought the choice was “a bit of a shame”. “It is now, but I think it was the wrong choice.”
The American took gold at the 1984 Olympics and also became world heavyweight champion.