Holyfield vs McBride

Holyfield vs McBride

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Record: KO: KO Pct: Age: Height: Weight: Reach: Stance: Nationality: Titles:
Evander Holyfield 44 -10 -2 29 51% 189cm/6 feet 2"  - 198cm/78" orthodox USA -
Kevin McBride 35 -10 -1 29 63% 198cm/6 feet 5"  - 203cm/80" orthodox Ireland -

Holyfield vs McBride Date, Location and Broadcast

June 19, 2021



Fight legend Evander Holyfield will face Kevin McBride in a 6 round exhibition match on June 5 in the chief support bout before unified lightweight champion Teofimo Lopez Jr. faces George Kambosos Jr.

The card will be featured on Triller PPV.

Holyfield was hoping to face Mike Tyson in an exhibition but negotiations stalled once Tyson’s demands reportedly reached over $25 million.

"We went through all the heavyweights but ultimately decided who better than the guy who knocked Mike Tyson into retirement,” Triller owner Ryan Kavanaugh told BoxingScene.com.

Kavanaugh said Roy Jones Jr. and Shannon Briggs were just two of the other opponents who were considered for Evander Holyfield.

Holyfield vs McBride Stats

  • Significance: McBride was the last professional opponent of fight legend and Holyfield nemesis Mike Tyson. On June 11, 2005, McBride scored the most important victory of his professional career, when he defeated the legend on a 6th round TKO

  • Age: Holyfield will be 58 while McBride will be 48.

  • Odds:  Per Betting Inside Journal, the great Holyfield is a 2/1 underdog while McBride is the healthy favorite at 1/3. What gives?


    Eleven years doesn’t mean a lot in a fight between a 22- and 33-year-old. And at heavyweight, a 27-year-old might not have a massive edge in youth against a 38 year old. But, 47 vs 58 might be a different story.

  • Last Fight: Both guys last fought in 2011; Holyfield scored a 10th Round TKO over Brian Nielsen on May 7 of that year. McBride was KO'd in 4 by Mariusz Wach a few months later on July 29.

  • Favorite: Although Evander is 10 years older, look for him to be the favorite as he is the more experienced, more accomplished fighter and appears to still be in great shape. Who knows what kind of shape McBride will be in? He ballooned a bit late in his career.

  • Oldest? Evander, at 58 1/2 won't be the oldest fighter to participate in a boxing exhibition. Former heavyweight champion and fight great Jack Johnson fought an exhibition at 67.

  • Holyfield vs McBride Purses: Details coming... Expect Evander to receive the lion's share on the purse.

Location: The venue for the event has not been announced yet, but it’s slated to take place somewhere in the Miami area. Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated first reported the Holyfield-McBride matchup would take place on April 11.
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