Evander Holyfield stepped into the ring for the first time in over a decade, and the 58-year-old former heavyweight champion sure looked his age.
On Saturday, the former world champion boxer stepped back in the ring to take on former UFC fighter Vitor Belfort at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Florida and suffered an embarrassing first-round loss via a technical knockout.
Holyfield didn’t even connect on any of his punches and was knocked to the canvas twice before the ref ended the fight in the first round.
Of course, people on Twitter clowned Holyfield for even returning to the ring with just over a week’s notice to replace Oscar De La Hoya, who contracted Covid-19. Still, according to ESPN boxing insider Dan Rafael, he seemingly implied that Holyfield had a huge payday in the $5-6 million range.
Was it worth the money? Some think it wasn’t, but people have to remember, Holyfield was noted for having a lot of financial problems after his boxing career, so assuming he is still having these troubles, that $5 million day payday may be worth more than his pride as a former world heavyweight champion who beat the likes of Mike Tyson and George Foreman.
Flip the page to see Dan Rafael accentuate that Holyfield made over $5 million for his beatdown.