It has only been a few days since the National Sporting Press learned that Evander Holyfield will make a special guest appearance at the Perez/Forbes fight, and it will only be a few more until we see a champion in the ring among a legend in the audience.
Johan Perez and Steve "Two Pounds" Forbes are set to fight on Saturday, January 12 at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida. The event will be televised live on FOX Sports Networks and FOX Deportes.
It will be refreshing to see the old, able-bodied bruit make a well appreciated appearance.
Holyfield is a former undisputed world champion in both the heavyweight and cruiserweight divisions, granting him the illustrious nickname “The Real Deal.”
Holyfield is known for stepping in the ring with earth-shattering fighters like George Foreman, Mike Tyson, and Lennox Lewis. His last bout was against Brian Nielsen in Copenhagen, Denmark. He scored a TKO in the tenth round.
Throughout his career, Holyfield conveyed a puissant Negro presence that never faltered. He withholds unmatched strength and agility.
When Holyfield was 20 years old, he represented the United States in the 1983 Pan American Games in Caracas, Venezuela, where he won a silver medal. The following year, he was the National Golden Gloves Champion, and won a bronze medal in the 1984 Summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles, California.
Holyfield had a dream and gave it cold-blooded effort -- the kind that can make a man powerful and more or less – conceited. Once there was a place where every fighter could roam about with the opportunity for a new chance at beginnings.
Holyfield has been to that place.
As of 2012, Holyfield remains an active fighter and has a professional record of 44 wins, 10 losses, 1 draw and 1 no contest. He is ranked #77 on Ring Magazine's list of 100 greatest punchers of all time. Holyfield is ranked as the Greatest Cruiserweight of all time by The Boxing Scene.
He is also a part of a specific breed which embodies fighters whom stand tall with a perpetual dream.
Throughout his galvanic, rip-roaring career, Holyfield exchanged an unwavering array of civilities among aspiring fighters. It was his niche and nothing has changed. He had the formidable opportunity to believe all he could under the American Dream.
There are a variety of factors like adrenaline, nerves, and over training that can leave a professional fighter exhausted.
Regardless of physical, mental, or spiritual anguish -- Evander Holyfield has experienced all that relates to the subject.