Holyfield (43-10-2, 28 KOs) is now slated to scrap Williams (34-11-2, 19 KOs) Dec. 9 at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit.
“The Real Deal” is a warrior, and he deserves to be remembered as the legendary pugilist that he was in his heyday.
Unfortunately, Holyfield is now more decrepit than the entire cast of "The Golden Girls" and he should immediately relent and hang up his gloves.
“Holyfield is a classic case of not letting go,” said Ed LaVache, the owner of the Boston Boxing Club in Allston. “For a lot of these guys, boxing is all they know, and it’s the only way for them to make money. So, they keep fighting until the fight is lost in them.”
Holyfield, who has long been a rumored abuser of performance-enhancing drugs, was banned in August 2005 by the New York State Athletic Commission due to his “diminishing skills.”
Pathetically, boxing is a rogue business, and money is an even more sinister element in pugilism than it is in other sports.
Hence, Holyfield is still enabled to enter the ring.
Holyfield is delusional, and he firmly contends he will again become the undisputed king of the heavyweight division in the near future.
“The Real Deal” is in dire need of a dose of reality.