Originally Posted by JAB5239
If you're old and past your prime you should retire. If you're still considered one of the best you should be fighting other top rated fighters.
The only time its ok to duck a top challenger is when you've already beaten him as champion and there are stronger fighters to fight. For instance, there was no need for the second Wlad-Thompson fight. I would have been fine with Wlad taking on another top 10 contender.
I agree it's for the best to retire. But I won't blame Holyfield for trying to squeeze some $$ and not be badly beaten by Price for example.