|The Real Retirement Deal|
Lem Satterfield of RingTV (the official website for The Ring Magazine) reported today that Holyfield had "officially" retired to a small group of reporters in New York, including their own Tim Smith.
For myself and readers of KO Digest, this is "old news" - twelve days old to be exact.
Media ally Michael Woods of ESPN fame was quick to take to Twitter in favor of reality with this real deal of a Tweet:
KO Digest was first, as Evander told them he was all done a few weeks ago, at a show in Maine
— Michael Woods (@Woodsy1069) June 26, 2014
|Next stop Canastota|
After earning recognition as the greatest cruiserweight of all time, the undersized Holyfield then moved up in weight to the heavyweight division in 1988 where he laid down a legacy of greatness that includes wins over Mike Tyson, Riddick Bowe, Larry Holmes, Buster Douglas, Michael Moorer, Michael Dokes, George Foreman, and a holy host of others. Holyfield also made history by joining Muhammad Ali as the only heavyweight champion in boxing to regain the title not once but twice.
|Reported by Jeffrey Freeman|
With his place in fistic history secure as an all time great warrior, Holyfield is now just two years away from his inevitable induction into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in upstate Canastota, New York. As always, KO Digest readers were the very first to know.