Holyfield, 49, chases the Klitschkos
Evander Holyfield, who is 49 years old, wants to challenge the Klitschko brothers for a heavyweight title.
The American veteran said in an interview published in the French sports daily L'equipe on Monday he wanted to retire as champion. He felt he was capable of beating the Ukrainian brothers.
Evander Holyfield © Gallo Image
Holyfield suggested that Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko were seeking only no-risk title defences and were interested mainly in a big income.
"For both of them it is only about where they can get the biggest purse.
"Well, they won't get the biggest purse against second-rate boxers, but against me, because I am the best-known active heavyweight. But they don't want to take risks," Holyfield told L'Equipe.
"I want to retire as heavyweight champion of all organisations. I could beat them both."
The Klitschkos have ruled heavyweight boxing in recent years. Wladimir, 35, holds the IBF, WBO and WBA titles and Vitali, 40, the WBC belt.
Holyfield won one WBC, four WBA and three IBF titles during his career.
He knocked out Mike Tyson in a 1996 title bout and retained the belt a year later when Tyson was disqualified after biting off a part of Holyfield's earn.
Holyfield has fought twice this year. His bout against Sherman Williams was a no-contest after Holyfield suffered a cut near the left eye.
In May, Holyfield beat Denmark's Brian Nielsen. He is due to box in Brazil in December against a yet to be determined opponent after a bout against Russian Alexander Povetkin was cancelled.
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