Four-time Heavyweight Champion Evander Holyfield says that at the age of 48 he still wants to have another shot at the world title, eyeing the winner of Saturday’s Povetkin-Chagaev bout.
Russian boxer Aleksandr Povetkin and Ruslan Chagaev of Uzbekistan will battle it out for the WBA “regular” heavyweight title on Saturday night in Erfurt, Germany.
“I want the winner of the world championship fight between Aleksandr Povetkin and Ruslan Chagaev,” Evander Holyfield told Boxingscene.com. “The fight between Chagaev and Povetkin is very interesting.”
The US boxing legend says he respects Povetkin’s coach Teddy Atlas and sees the Russian as the favorite in the fight.
“He [Povetkin] was an Olympic champion and world amateur champion, and he’s undefeated. I love boxing and I feel fit. My dream is to become world champion again,” he added.
Holyfield has told German media that he already held a meeting with Povetkin’s promoter Kalle Sauerland to discuss the possibility of facing the Russian Knight. If he claims the belt, of course.
If such a bout takes place and Holyfield comes out of it as winner, he will beat the record of Bernard Hopkins, who became the oldest ever boxing champ after grabbing the WBC light heavyweight title this May.