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Evander Holyfield Announces Shock Return To Boxing, Aged 57

Evander Holyfield Announces Shock Return To Boxing, Aged 57

Evander Holyfield has confirmed he is making a stunning return to boxing in a series of exhibition fights for charity.

The 57-year-old, who remains the only boxer in history to win the undisputed championship in two weight classes, enjoyed a glittering career in the sport, with notable wins including Mike Tyson, George Foreman and John Ruiz.

And the former cruiserweight and heavyweight champion will officially return to the ring in the coming months after confirming the unexpected news on social media.

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Alongside a video of him in training, Holyfield also revealed he will be raising money for charity campaign Unite 4 Our Fight.

"Are you ready? The moment you've all been waiting for. The Champ is back!" he wrote.

"I'd like to announce that I will be making a comeback to the ring. I will be fighting in exhibition matches for a great cause: #Unite4OurFight. Learn more: http://unite4ourfight.org"

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'Iron Mike' plans to take part in four round exhibition fights for charity, and is currently training with cardio and weight sessions, while also working on boxing pads.

"I've been working out, I've been trying to get in the ring, I think I'm going to box some exhibitions and get in shape." he told rapper T.I on Instagram Live.

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"I want to go to the gym and get in shape to be able to box three or four-round exhibitions for some charities and stuff."

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Topics: Mike Tyson, Boxing News, Boxing, Charity, Fight, Evander Holyfield

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Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some of the biggest names in sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.