Advertisement
Advertisement

Holyfield: "If I Lose a Title Bout, I'll Quit"

By Rick  Reeno

Evander Holyfield has told the media in Atlanta that all he wants is one more shot at a world title. Holyfield told reporters that if he fights for a world title and loses, he will walk away from Boxing. He plans a full legal battle in order to reverse the medical suspenion set by the New York State Athletic Commission which would block him from fighting anywhere in the United States. Holyfield said that he was getting very bad back spasms from the second round on of his bout with Larry Donald and the spasms made it very difficult for him to perform.

"I'm not going to let somebody turn up the heat on me, throw daggers at me and get up and run. I'm not running. I will do everything within me to have my rights to fight. They are not going to take away any of my rights and think I'm not going to fight back. I have the right to say how I'm going to end my career." said Holyfield

"It's kind of embarrassing to think about all the people who fight, and here they build something against me like I'm doing something wrong. They say I'm not capable of making a decision for myself. I don't want anybody to count me out. It's not like I'm trying to go another five or 10 years. Just get me a title shot, and if I lose, I'll go about my business."

"How do you give a medical test for poor performance? It is simply the wrong way for Evander to go out, being forced out. I'll support his fight. What happens after that is his decision." Holyfield's manager Alex Krys

Holyfield promoter Don King plans to stand with Evander during his fight with the NYSAC.

"I love Evander and support him in whatever he wants to do." said King

Marc Ratner, Executive Director of Nevada's Athletic Commission called the suspension ruling by the NYSAC "unusual".

"We're going to let it play out. He can't fight here until he clears up the problems in New York." said Ratner

Tags:
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Renegade on 11-18-2004

"What if they had a Title Fight and nobody came?" Boycott bogus titles, bogus belts, and blood sucking promoters like Don King! War one champion in each division! To hell with all this bullshit! Unity is the only way boxing…

Comment by Silencer on 11-17-2004

Time's Up Mr. Real Deal.

Comment by marvdave on 11-17-2004

sounds like a drunk who wants one last Beer before he quits.

Comment by The Fix on 11-17-2004

maybe a champ will use holy as a tune up for a real opponent. 5-7 years ago i would have never considered holy as just a tune up but thats the way it goes

Comment by jack_the_rippuh on 11-17-2004

I like how he's blackmailing the game into giving him a title fight. That's really clever..I wouldn't mind seeing him one more time in a title fight...

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (7)
Top Headlines Metcalf-Pryce To Head MGM Liverpool Show In October Juanma Isn't Sure if He Will Fight on After Vazquez Jr. Showdown Badou Jack on DeGale, Says PEDs Help Keep Bute From Fading Hearn Fires Back at Canelo: Brook is Doing What You Won't Do! Daily Bread Mailbag: Ward-Kovalev, GGG-Brook, Easter, More Kell Brook: Once I Beat Gennady Golovkin - I'm The Man! Quigg Backs Frampton: He Nullified Santa Cruz, Won By 3 Points Badou Jack-Callum Smith To Be Ordered on 9/13, Says Hearn Tarver Wanted Big Money, Co-Feature Billing For Usyk Sparring AIBA Executives To Meet, Discuss Further Changes, Improvements Kohei Kono-Luis Concepcion: Pre-Fight Report Card Arum Expects Pacquiao To Have at Least Two Fights in 2017 Rex Tso To Keep a Close Eye on Kono vs. Concepcion Outcome Neeco Macias: I Was Lucky Enough To Be Blessed With Heart George Foreman Fails To Sell His Lambo at Huge Car Auction Eubank Jr: Brook Has No Fire, He's Happy To Get Golovkin Payday Ed Brown Continues Busy Schedule, TV Networks Interested Peralta: Until Recently I Went Hungry, I Suffered A lot, Overcame It Canelo: Let's See if Liam Smith is The Fighter He Says He Is Jack Asis Calls it a Day, Decides To Retire From Boxing Cuadras: Chocolatito is Too Small, I Will Get The Job Done Don King: Povetkin-Stiverne Can Go To Russia, Putin is My Friend Sugar Ray Leonard on What Brook Needs To Shock Golovkin Juanma Calls Vazquez a Clown, Reveals Details of Catch-Weight Video: Eddie Hearn Talks Canelo, Khan, Golovkin-Brook, More Sergio Mora: That Was No Knockdown vs. Jacobs; Was All My Ankle Video: Kell Brook Glowing With Confidence as Golovkin Nears Joshua-Pulev, Parker-Price, Whyte-Chisora Triple on 11/26? Video: Eddie Hearn Talks Joshua's Return, DeGale, Jack, Smith Amir Khan: I Want The Danny Garcia Fight, I Want Him in May Malignaggi vs. El Mousaoui in Line For EBU Clash, Bundu Stripped Brook: I've Faced Death, Golovkin is Fun - I'll Rip Into Him! Canelo: When My Body is Ready, I'll Take on Anyone and Everyone Tyrone Brunson vs. Ismael Garcia Tops 10/14 Card in Philly Joseph Diaz Jr. Feels He’s Close to a Title Shot After Cancio Fight Joseph Parker's Handlers Interested in Facing David Price Next Daniel Jacobs Wants To ‘Hurt’ Sergio Mora, ‘Shut That Trap Of His’ Canelo: Golovkin-Brook? GGG Should Have Shut His Mouth! Joseph Parker's Coach Discusses Strategy For Dimitrenko Clash Clearing The Deck For The Fall: BoxingScene Ratings Update
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement