Evander Holyfield to fight Glenn McCrory next year aged 58 in first fight for a decade

EVANDER HOLYFIELD will reportedly make a sensational boxing comeback to fight Glenn McCrory in April.

The Real Deal has been teasing a return to the sport that made him a world champion for months.

Holyfield has shared photos and videos on his social media accounts showing gruelling training routines and his impressive physique at 58 years old.

It was strongly rumoured that he would be the opponent for Mike Tyson in his ring return at 54.

This would have completed the trilogy with Holyfield 2-0 up against Iron Mike.

But Roy Jones Jr was the man picked for that – the pair drew at the Staples Center in Los Angeles at the weekend.

Now, as reported by talkSPORT, Holyfield WILL lace up the gloves – and fight British former cruiserweight world champ McCrory.

The 56-year-old said: “I spoke to Holyfield on the phone the other night and he said he’ll fight me.

“He’s been scared of me for 30 years, but now he’s finally going to fight me. He’s getting brave.

“We’re looking at April, I’m talking to Joe Brown and Jim Freeman from the BKB company and they want to put it on at the O2 in April.

“I was champion after Evander moved up to heavyweight, I took his vacant crown and I said to him the other night, ‘Why did you move up? Were you scared of me?’

“It’s 30 years in the making. I was the heir to his cruiserweight throne and he was the fight I always wanted, he was the best and he moved away.

“I’ve always been in good shape, I climbed the eighth-highest mountain in the world last year, so if I can do that with no training, I can certainly fight Holyfield – it’s what I do!”

McCrory last fought in 1993 when he was outpointed by Alfred Cole. He won 30 of his 39 fights, losing 8 and drawing one.

Holyfield retired a winner in 2011 after KO'ing Brian Nielsen. He finished his career with 44 wins, ten losses and two draws.

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