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Holyfield's End Nears: I Don't Have Much Fight Left in Me

Four-time world heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield (44-10-2, 29KOs) is finally nearing the end of his career. Holyfield, who turns 50 next week, told BBC Sport that he's finally nearing the end of the road. Financial troubles have kept Holyfield fighting for the last few years and the boxing has scheduled an auction to sell off some of his prized possessions. Holfyield turned pro in 1984 and during his long career he became the undisputed heavyweight and cruiserweight champion.

"Right now I'm winding it down, I can't get the fights I want," said Holyfield. "I haven't made it official but the time is coming that I will. I don't have that much fight left in me."

"It's not sad at all [about the auction], I wouldn't do it if it was sad. All that stuff just represents the things that I did. The more stuff gets out there the more people will realize what I accomplished in 41 years of boxing. People wouldn't get the opportunity to see it if it was in my home. I've still got more than enough stuff for my kids and my grandkids.

"I make money, I'm a money magnet. But the money wouldn't hurt. But I'm not concerned about what anybody else thinks, I try to do the right thing and that's it."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by hweightblogger on 10-13-2012

[quote=el***;12599265]holyfield has like 10 kids by like 8 different women or something ****ing ridiculous like that. Comes down to responsibility, that is part of being an adult. And holyfield is supposed to be some kind of part time preacher, as…

Comment by ddangerous on 10-13-2012

Glad to hear he's finally talking about hanging them up. Should of 10 years ago. Please take Toney and Jones with you.

Comment by sdcluser on 10-13-2012

dude is gonna continue to fight even if he doesn't know his full name. For real. Biologically, he is winning. That's wide family tree with many potential boxers in da future. Good job Evander.

Comment by subhuman on 10-13-2012

[QUOTE=Frank Ducketts;12599411]Stfu you fake ass self righteous degenerate.[/QUOTE] Uhh no, he's pretty much right. Holyfield had the chance to live the American dream, better yet, the American fantasy but he blew it all away.

Comment by Frank Ducketts on 10-13-2012

[QUOTE=Medved;12598626]Once he gets his child support bill he be fighting again. You can only go bankrupt so many times :lol1: Dude is pathetic, I hate people like him who [B]HAD[/B] something all of us DREAM we had (ie tons of…

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