Holyfield: Klitschkos Need Me, I Can Beat Them Both!

Evander Holyfield is out to challenge the Klitschko brothers for the world heavyweight title, the American boxing veteran said in an interview published by French sports daily, L’equipe.

Former heavyweight champion Holyfield, 49, said he wants to quit as champion and he was capable of beating the Ukrainian brothers.

Holyfield suggested that Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko were only seeking no risk title defenses and were interested mainly in a big income.

‘For both (the Klitschkos) it is only about where they can get the biggest purse. Well, they won’t get the biggest purse against second rate boxers, but against me, because I am the best known active heavyweight boxer.

But they don’t want to take risks,’ Holyfield told L’Equipe. ‘I want to retire as heavyweight champion of all federations. I could beat them both.’

The Klitschkos have ruled heavyweight boxing in recent years with Wladimir, 35, holding the IBF, WBO and WBA crowns and Vitali, 40, the WBC title.

Holyfield won one WBC, four WBA and three IBF titles in his career. He famously knocked out Mike Tyson in a 1996 title bout and retained the belt a year later when Tyson was disqualified after biting off a part of Holyfield’s ear.

Holyfield has been in the ring twice in 2011. His bout against Sherman Williams was a no contest after he suffered a cut on the left eye.

In May, Holyfield beat Denmark’s Brian Nielsen. He is due to box in Brazil in December against a yet to be determined man.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by prinzemanspopa on 08-08-2012

The fact that this site is reposting and rehashing nine month old articles is one thing,but the fact that it's users are two f^cking dense to pick up on this just takes the cake. Posted @ 10-31-2011: [url][/url] Posted @…

Comment by Superflo777 on 08-06-2012

[QUOTE=CHOWWOKKA;12403781]Holyfield > Rahman > Lennox > Klitschko Holyfield > Nielsen > Ross Purrity > Klitschko Holyfield > Rahman > Sanders > Klitschko Holyfield > Tyson > Etienne > Brewster > Klitschko You just don't get it... Holyfield is THE REAL…

Comment by Mike D on 08-06-2012

[QUOTE=cybertiledude;12403891]Exactly. He knows he can't win. He's just looking for one more pay day.[/QUOTE] And unfortunately for him the brothers know this.

Comment by sdcluser on 08-06-2012

TRANSLATION: "Please fight me so I can pay my child support. Willing to fight at min wage."

Comment by JAB5239 on 08-05-2012

[QUOTE=King-;12403994]I'm not sure what the poster who you were quoting, point was. But come on. Sure, Vitali has a L on his record from Chris Byrd.......but don't kid yourself.....he didn't "lose" crap. Only an injury could of and did stop…

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