Retirement looms for Holyfield
Former world heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield has stated that he will retire if he does not get a title fight this year.
Despite turning 50 later this year, the four-time heavy-weight champion has expressed his desire to fight one of the Klitschko brothers or a "regular" WBA heavyweight titlist like Alexander Povetkin.
"If they don't fight me this year, I'm going to retire," Holyfield told The Post.
"If it's not a championship fight, what's the point? It's not so much about the money. If it's not for a championship, there's no sense in me fighting. If there's no gold out there, you're putting yourself into a position to be complacent."
Holyfield has been struggling to find an opponent, his last fight taking place during May 2011 and it is becoming increasingly likely that it would be his last.
The fact is, Holyfield seems a shadow of the fighter that boasts victories over greats like Douglas, Foreman, Holmes, Mercer, Tyson, and Bowe, and is simply no longer deserving of a title fight.