Evander Holyfield Says Former NFL WR Brandon Marshall 'Intimidating' as a Boxer

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistJanuary 10, 2021

ARCHIVO - En esta foto de archivo del 17 de septiembre de 2018, el receptor de los Seahawks de Seattle, Brandon Marshall, se alista para un juego de la NFL contra los Bears de Chicago, en Chicago. El entrenador en jefe de los Saints, Sean Payton, informó el lunes 12 de noviembre de 2018 que Nueva Orleáns firmó a Marshall. (AP Foto/David Banks, File)
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Boxing legend Evander Holyfield is impressed with what he has seen from former NFL star Brandon Marshall in the ring.

"I don't know who's gonna get in there with him because I'm saying, he intimidating," Holyfield said to TMZ Sports. "He's a big guy, you already know he got big arms and stuff like that. He's got good range."

Holyfield added the six-time Pro Bowler "could be a good fighter."

Nobody can say Marshall is lacking in ambition.

In a since-deleted Instagram post in October 2019, the 36-year-old said he was aiming to be the heavyweight champion of the world and called out the likes of Deontay Wilder, Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury.

Marshall reached the highest level of his profession by playing in the NFL. Former NBA star Nate Robinson proved excelling in one sport isn't immediately transferrable to another, though, when he suffered a second-round knockout to YouTuber Jake Paul.

While he might have Holyfield's endorsement, Marshall may want to work his way up the ladder before putting on the gloves against the best in the heavyweight division.

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