Holyfield: If The Klitschkos Don't Call on Friday, I Quit

Former undisputed heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield is set to finally lay down his gloves on his 50th birthday later this week.

Holyfield will bring down the curtain on a career that spanned nearly 30 years and saw him win the heavyweight title a record four times.

The American, who turned pro after winning bronze at the LA Olympics in 1984, will make a formal announcement on Friday at his birthday party after giving up on his unrealistic dream of securing a world title shot with either of the Klitschko brothers.

"I believe I can beat either of them but I don't have time now to fight my way back up the rankings and become the number one contender," Holyfield said in the Daily Mail.

"There's no point badgering them any longer. If I don't get the call on Friday, I quit."

Bernd Boente, the Klitschkos' manager, confirmed there will be no phone call from the Ukrainian siblings, who between them hold all the heavyweight titles.

"Neither of the brothers will fight Evander," said Bonte. "Both of them would destroy him at his age and they respect him far too much to do that.

"He is one of their idols and that means more than however much money the fight might make."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by richardt on 10-17-2012

[QUOTE=Royal Patton;12612788]Evander is a great fighter but a stupid businessman like most blacks.[/QUOTE]GTFO with your racial crap! Have you done better financially than Michael Jordan and Sugar Ray Leonard among many others? I doubt it. You obviously have not met…

Comment by Triple Juice on 10-17-2012

HOLYFIELD >'s my number,so call me, la la la

Comment by Royal Patton on 10-17-2012

[QUOTE=feroth;12610869]these ****in German fans watch fights just to watch them...they like the event of it they come out in numbers for Klitschko fights even when its pointless and they're fighting bums...Holyfield needs the ****ing money thats why he wants to…

Comment by Boxing1706 on 10-17-2012

[QUOTE=sdcluser;12612390]How about Holyfield v Tyson? Call Tyson[/QUOTE] Rich comin from someone with Butterbean in their Avatar

Comment by Boxing1706 on 10-17-2012

[QUOTE=StrangerInTown;12610589]Attention all those who call themselves fans of this craft: Evander Holyfield is one of the 25 greatest prizefighters of all time. He would have tried harder than Vlad and Vitali's last 8 opponents combined. We will never again see…

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