Holy moly!Evander Holyfield shows off power and strength in gruelling weight training workout as 57-year-old continues to get in shape for potential return to the ring with fans dreaming of third fight with Mike Tyson
Evander Holyfield has left fans in awe after showing off his gruelling strength training video on Instagram amid claims he is set for a sensational return to the ring to face Mike Tyson.
The 57-year-old is keen to return to the ring this year for an exhibition fight, having retired from the sport in 2011, and revealed exclusively to Sportsmailtwo weeks ago that he was keen to fight old foe Tyson.
Holyfield has most closely been linked with a trilogy fight against Tyson, 53, who has been in intense training during the coronaviruslockdown, showing off his stunning power and speed during several sparring sessions.
And while Tyson is looking as ferocious as ever, Holyfield gave his Instagram followers a glimpse into his brutal training regime as more fuel is added to the fire of a rumoured comeback.
In the video, Holyfield starts off by appearing to bench-press more than 100kg before moving on to an explosive shoulder routine and doing some press-ups.
The boxing veteran added the caption: 'Focus. Faith. Determination.'
The 30-second clip saw fans praise the sporting icon, with many claiming Holyfield 'is back'.
Former boxing world champion Antonio Tarver said: 'All in a days work. "The Real Deal Holyfield" still pushing the bar.'
While many fans are dreaming of a third fight between Holyfield and Tyson, Holyfield himself has named three fighters he would come out of retirement for to face.
While 'Iron Mike' is one of them, Holyfield has also thrown Lennox Lewis and Riddick Bowe into the mix.
The American told The Times: 'It's better you do it with people who have been around like you. I don't want to go and fight someone trying to make a name for themselves.
'People want to see me and [Riddick] Bowe, of course, Mike Tyson and maybe Lennox [Lewis], that would be good. I'll spar with anyone.'
In addition to his two wins over Tyson, Holyfield fought Bowe, 52, on three occasions, managing just one win, whilst he drew one and lost one of his two encounters against Lewis, 54.
Despite general concern about the health and wellbeing of the two-weight former undisputed world champion, Holyfield has emphasised the exhibition format and the likeliness of headgear being used.
'Look, we are going three rounds. It's not 10 or 15. Maybe there'll be headgear. My intention is not to knock someone out, but you've got 16oz gloves and you get good shots in sparring too,' the 57-year-old added.
'I look after myself. I'm OK with head shots. You better believe that if he goes at my head I'm going at his. I'm going to be shooting at his head anyway with jabs.
'The difference is if I hurt him I'm not going to rush in and try and get him out of there. I'll pull back. This is a way for me to talk to young people.'