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58yo boxing legend utterly embarrassed

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The 58-year-old didn’t last one round, with Belfort securing a comfortable TKO victory.Watch Boxing Live & On-Demand on Kayo. Selected international fights, classic bouts and more. New to Kayo? Try 14-Days Free Now >Making his first appearance in more than a decade, Holyfield walked entered the ring to a rapturous applause from the Florida crowd.Holyfield attempted a couple of heavy blows in the first round, but Belfort responded with a barrage of punches that knocked his rival onto the deck.The Brazilian was relentless, peppering the American legend until the referee had choice but the wave off the fight, much to Holyfield’s disgust.More to come …Holyfield has stepped in to face Belfort, 44, after former boxing great Oscar De La Hoya was forced out of a one-off comeback bout because of Covid-19.The bout was moved from Los Angeles’ Staples Center to Florida after California boxing authorities refused to sanction a battle between Brazilian mixed martial arts star Belfort and former heavyweight world champion Holyfield – who will be a month shy of his 59th birthday on fight night.Holyfield hasn’t fought since 2011, but he had signed to fight Kevin McBride earlier this year – with a possible future fight against his old nemesis Mike Tyson on the horizon.Former US President Donald Trump and his son, Donald Trump Jr, are acting as boxing commentators for Holyfield’s long-awaited return.The former President made a surprise visit with New York City police and firemen in the early hours of Sunday morning to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks.However, he was spotted just hours later on the live boxing telecast which has been taking place at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida.Trump flew down the east coast of the country and was front and centre when the first fight of the night began.It was revealed this week Trump was reportedly earning an “obscene” amount of money to feature on the broadcast.– with AFP & Tyson Otto

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