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Evander Holyfield Explains How To Beat The Klitschkos

By Luke Furman

Former four division world champion Evander Holyfield (44-10-2, 29KOs), who turned 50-years-old on Friday, explains the necessary tactics to defeat the world championship brothers, Wladimir and Vitali Klitschko.

Holyfield promised to retire on Friday, but on Thursday he turned his back on that promise and said he was still considering the possibility of continuing his career. Holyfield has been chasing the Klitschko brothers for several years, but neither brother has any interest in facing him.

"To beat Klitschko brothers you have to be strong and difficult to hit. You can not beat them if you stand within the range of their punches and get hit. The opponent has to be a smart, good fighter with extensive experience in the amateurs. They need to have great coaches who are are veterans," Holyfield said.

"You have to do different things in the ring, and be perfect on the inside. Probably I'm the only guy who does it so well. On the inside I'm great. I can box at a distance and up close. The Klitschko brothers do not fight on the inside. That's how you can beat them. On the inside they only look to clinch and get a little rest. If someone does not give them that opportunity, they can be peppered with punches and that would certainly get them in trouble."

Luke Furman covers boxing for bokser.org

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by GOD-FR33 on 10-22-2012

[B][FONT="Verdana"][SIZE="3"][COLOR="Blue"]Hey man! Lay off my Fav all-time Heavy! It's funny and true though.[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT][/B]

Comment by hweightblogger on 10-22-2012

[quote=damuttz112;12620746]The guy has literally fought everyone, The K2's Resumes combined does not even come close to Holyfields. Respect him.[/quote] Has FOUGHT everyone? But if you go by "fight" (and not by "win") then Mark Young could be considered even better,…

Comment by Larry Einstein on 10-20-2012

he needs to have someone explain to him how to use a condom

Comment by studentofthegam on 10-20-2012

[QUOTE=bojangles1987;12622749]The openings have been there, there's just no heavyweights today who can fight inside. Definitely not like Holyfield could.[/QUOTE]Yep. There is not one HW outside the Klits with decent footwork. Its a real shame theyre not teaching boxing at the…

Comment by bojangles1987 on 10-20-2012

[QUOTE=493dart;12621892]how the hell do you get on the inside of Wlad when he clinches constantly ?[/QUOTE] The openings have been there, there's just no heavyweights today who can fight inside. Definitely not like Holyfield could.

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