HomeBoxingTeofimo Lopez vs. George Kambosos Jr undercard: Evander Holyfield vs. Kevin McBride ⋆ Boxing News 24
Teofimo Lopez vs. George Kambosos Jr undercard: Evander Holyfield vs. Kevin McBride ⋆ Boxing News 24
April 12, 2021
By Sean Jones: Evander ‘Actual Deal’ Holyfield shall be dealing with 47-year-old Kevin ‘The Clones Colossus’ McBride in a heavyweight match because the chief assist for Teofimo Lopez vs. George Kambosos Jr card on Triller pay-per-view this summer season on June fifth. Mike Coppinger is reporting the information of the Tyson – McBride match being added to the Teofimo card.
It’s debatable whether or not the inclusion of the Holyfield vs. McBride exhibition match will do a lot for the Teofimo – Kambosos Jr card when it comes to promoting tickets and pumping up the pay-per-view numbers.
It’s already an enormous stretch to have IBF/WBA/WBC Franchise/WBO light-weight champion Teofimo’s obligatory protection towards Kambosos Jr (19-0, 10 KOs) as a pay-per-view headliner, however so as to add an outdated timer’s combat between 58-year-old Holyfield and the quickly to be 48-year-old McBride because the co-feature, it doesn’t sound like an ideal purchase.
Holyfield (44-10-2, 29 KOs) remains to be well-known, however he’s outdated and he hasn’t fought in 10 years since his tenth spherical knockout win over Brian Nielsen on Might seventh, 2011.
Including Holyfield to the cardboard may appeal to some nostalgic followers, however you possibly can’t think about loads of them need to see him taking over the previous obscure Irish journeyman McBride.
For the boxing followers which have by no means heard of the 6’6″ Irish fighter McBride (35-10-1, 29 KOs), he’s a former journeyman that defeated an out-of-shape-looking Mike Tyson by a sixth-round stoppage within the remaining combat of his profession on June eleventh, 2005.
After having early success towards the massive 271-lb McBride, Tyson gassed out within the fifth and commenced getting punished. Finally, he stop and didn’t combat towards for 15 years earlier than coming again towards Roy Jones Jr for an exhibition match final November.
After McBride’s upset win over Tyson in 2005, his profession, such because it was, shortly sank into the bathroom with him shedding to those fighters earlier than retiring:
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Holyfield is certainly one of many former boxing stars which can be popping out of retirement to money in on the curiosity from nostalgic followers in watching exhibition matches. Mike Tyson’s eight-round exhibition match towards Roy Jones Jr final yr on November twenty eighth was an enormous success for Triller.
Though followers weren’t pleased with seeing the match scored an eight-round draw, they have been nonetheless happy to see Tyson and the 52-year-old Jones contained in the ring as soon as once more.
Holyfield seems to be in nice form for a 58-year-old, however he additionally appeared in glorious situation when his carer ended ten years in the past. Within the final 9 years of Holyfield’s profession, he was crushed 5 instances by lower than one of the best.
“Sources: Evander Holyfield returns June 5 in an exhibition bout as chief assist to the Teofimo Lopez-George Kambosos undisputed light-weight title bout on Triller Combat Membership. Holyfield’s opponent is Kevin McBride, who stopped Mike Tyson in his remaining combat. @SIChrisMannix first,” stated @MikeCoppinger.
If Triller actually needs to extend the buy-rate for the Teofimo vs. Kambosos Jr card, they should add a few glorious fights between prime fighters relatively than dragging out Holyfield towards Tyson’s outdated conqueror.
Followers wouldn’t thoughts seeing guys like Devin Haney, Ryan Garcia, Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis, or Vasily Lomachenko within the co-feature spot for Teofimo’s combat towards little-known Kambosos r.