Somehow it feels wrong to write boxer Evander Holyfield is staging a comeback given he only said he was retiring at his 50th birthday party - last week. But he did indeed say it and now he has indeed unsaid it.
It seems that the former champ, the only boxer to have defeated Mike Tyson twice, is back. Once a true champ who held the WBA title and every other notable title at once, Tyson had said last week he was calling it a career. "The game's been good to me and I hope I've been good to the game," he told media days before his Friday, Oct. 19 birthday. "I'm 50 years old (then upcoming) and I've pretty much did everything that I wanted to do in boxing."
Evander Holyfield comeback
However, as TMZ reports, he appears to have thought better of that. While Holyfield was leaving the Boa, a club on Sunset Boulevard, he told them that he was simply confused about retirement and that in fact he feels he's still a contender. "I don't know," he said when asked how many years he may have left boxing. "It's one day at a time."
Holyfield last fought in May of 2011 when he beat Brian Nielsen in Denmark in the 10th round; his lifetime record is 44-10-2 with one no decision.