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Will Evander Holyfield Return to Professional Boxing?

Bookmakers offer odds on Evander Holyfield's potential return to the boxing ring.

After Mike Tyson announced he was making a comeback to fight Roy Jones Jr., another one of the greatest heavyweight boxers of all time is considering a potential return.

Former champion Evander Holyfield has reportedly been training and getting reps on the speed bag, and the best boxing betting sites have listed betting odds of +175 that he’ll fight in 2020, with the “No” option coming back at -260 (implied odds percentage: 68.8 percent).

It remains to be seen if the 57-year-old still has the hand speed or quickness to step into the ring, but his Recent Instagram videos may have you wishing to look like Holyfield heading toward your 60s.

Here are the betting odds for whether Evander Holyfield will fight in 2020, with odds on potential opponents also below:

Will Evander Holyfield Fight in 2020?
OptionOdds
Yes+175
No-260

Odds as of August 25 at Bovada

Who Would Holyfield Fight In Comeback?

Evander “The Real Deal” Holyfield hasn’t fought in nine years but if he does fight in 2020, he needs a worthy opponent. With Tyson supposedly ruled out, sportsbooks have tabbed former heavyweight champ Riddick Bowe as the -225 odds-on fave. Bowe famously dealt Holyfield his first professional loss in 1992, although Holyfield exacted revenge a year later.

Bowe, who has also had quite the layoff with his last pro bout coming in 2008, is 53 years old and the only loss on his resume is to Holyfield. He would certainly be a decent name for Holyfield to touch gloves with since they both were legends in their heyday.

Fun Fact: Both of these boxers made appearances in separate episodes of “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” and to no one’s surprise, Will Smith was set to fight them. Holyfield ended up backing off after he realized Hilary Banks was Will’s cousin. On the flip side, Bowe knocked out Smith outside a gas station after Will tried to defend Carlton, who was upset that Bowe won at a slot machine he’d been playing all night.

Who Will Evander Holyfield Fight Next?
BoxerOdds
Riddick Bowe-225
Mike Tyson+300
Lennox Lewis+400
Wladimir Klitschko+500

Odds as of August 25 at Bovada