Posted on January 21, 2011
I think many people would agree that it's fine time for Holyfield to hang up the gloves and head to Florida for retirement, but it doesn't look like the four-time heavyweight champion is ready to hop on a plane just yet. Despite a recent torn muscle injury, Evander Holyfield (43-10-2, 28 KO's) will take on Sherman "Tank" Williams (34-11-2,19 KO's) in the ring on DISH Network PPV this Saturday at 9:00 PM ET, in hopes of nabbing a fifth heavyweight title. Although Holyfield did manage to pull off a TKO during his April 2010 match against Francois Botha it still looks like Holyfield will have to put up a good fight against his age and Williams on Saturday. It's been a year and half since Williams has been in the ring and nearly eight months for Holyfield, so both competitors will have to rely on heavy conditioning and preparation. According to a recent article from the West Virgina State Journal, Holyfield commented on his upcoming boxing match: "I guess the most important thing I learned is not to quit, be able to make adjustments, be real about yourself, know what you can do and know when you have to move on to something else," he said. "Back in 1984, I got in on tape where I told them I said I want to retire as the champion. You know I'm a winner and I come to win." ARK Promotions and the Greenbrier's Casino Club are presenting the PPV event: "Redemption in America: the Journey Begins Now," which will be distributed by Integrated Sports Media on DISH Network PPV. For more information on DISH Network PPV, visit authorized retailer DISH Systems online or call 866-989-3474. You can also find satellite TV news and updates by finding DISH Systems on Twitter and Facebook.