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Holyfield: I’ll consider Haye or Chisora when they get a belt

Phil Jay 16/05/2012

Boxing legend and heavyweight great Evander Holyfield has told WBN that February’s public brawl between David Haye and Dereck Chisora was no more than a stage show to promote their upcoming fight.

The 49 year-old, who has been out of the ring for over a year, also says that he wouldn’t consider a fight with either of the British heavyweights, unless they claimed a version of the world title in the near future.

“Ideally, I would like to fight Alexander Povetkin or one of the Klitschko’s,” Holyfield told World Boxing News.

“I fight with Haye or Chisora is not in my thinking if they don’t possess a belt. If they don’t become champions then they are not even on my radar.

“Their brawl in Munich was a stunt that could have turned out bad,” expressed the former undisputed champion.

“I don’t even think they had anything against each other, except for maybe it was a publicity stunt.”

‘The Real Deal’ has vowed to continue fighting until he regains a version of the world title, but couldn’t elaborate on when he may return to the ring, with his 50th birthday just five months away.

“I don’t really know when my next fight will happen,” he said. “It is possible that I could fight the winner of Povetkin v Rahman, although I am not sure at the moment. The only thing I know is that I have no timescale on when I will retire, I just believe I will get the world title when I go for it.”