Boxing news: Evander Holyfield targets fourth fight with Riddick Bowe as heavyweight legend wants shock exhibition aged 57


Boxing news: Evander Holyfield targets fourth fight with Riddick Bowe as heavyweight legend wants shock exhibition aged 57

Evander Holyfield is targeting a shock return to boxing at the age of 57 for a fourth bout with former rival Riddick Bowe.

The two men fought three times in the 90’s (1992, 93 & 95), with Bowe emerging victorious twice, and Holyfield has now said he wants the pair to meet again in Japan.

Holyfield and Bowe enjoyed an epic trilogy in the 90’s
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Holyfield, the only four-time heavyweight champion, said he is ready to fight, but will be content if a potential clash is vetoed.

“I had something set up [an exhibition bout] in Japan that they were talking about doing, but now nobody is saying anything,” he told World Boxing News.

“Hopefully it will happen but I had nobody talk to me lately about it. If we do it then fine, if we don’t I’m good.

“I wanted to do it with Riddick Bowe. We’re friends. And the kind of money they’re talking about would be pretty good for three rounds.

“Yes, I can do that. I’m ready.”