While there is a growing concern about Evander Holyfield returning to boxing at the age of 58, the ‘Real Deal’ said there’s nothing to worry about.
“Well, the thing is that I’ve been in good shape, and I’ve been taking care of my body,” he said Holyfield in an interview with MMA Junkie.
“I didn’t have a lot of bad habits that a lot of people have, and that’s a big part of it. Talking to the younger people, you take care of yourself while you’re young, and when you get older, still take care of yourself. If you take care of yourself on both sides, you’ll be alright.”
Holyfield is the last-minute replacement after Oscar De la Hoya contracted COVID-19 and was forced to pull out against Vitor Belfort.
And while Holyfield is particular about the September 11 fight, what’s next for him is still up in the air.
“This is like a one-off because, after every fight, I’m like, ‘I don’t know,'” said Holyfield. “After each fight, you have to make a decision: Are you going to do it again or not? At any given time, if I decided I don’t want to do it no more, it’s O.K.”