Evander Holyfield’s comeback fight against Kevin McBride delayed

Evander Holyfield will return to the ring later this year against Kevin McBride in an exhibition bout – but not on the upcoming return of Triller Fight Club.

The former heavyweight champion was scheduled to fight on the undercard of Teofimo Lopez vs George Kambosos, which was scheduled for June 5 in Miami but which has been pushed back two weeks.

And a spokesperson from Triller told Mirror Fighting that the fight is still taking place, but with a new date that is yet to be determined.

The promotion wouldn't comment as to whether it would join the Oscar De La Hoya comeback show slated for July.

Holyfield will take on McBride despite hold talks with Mike Tyson over a trilogy bout. McBride is remembered as the man to send Tyson into retirement by making him quit on his stool in 2005.

The event was initially set for the first Saturday of June, but that was changed when Floyd Mayweather and Logan Paul announced their highly-anticipated exhibition fight would take place the following night in the same city.

Lopez will now make his first title defence in Miami against Kambosos Jr, on an event which appears to be more serious show than Triller's recent outing with Jake Paul vs Ben Askren.

Michael Hunter will be fighting on the undercard against Mike Wilson after pulling out of an IBF title eliminator with Filip Hrgovic. Wilson hasn't fought since 2019 and has mostly competed at cruiserweight during his career.

Also appearing on the card is Jono Carroll, who defeated Scott Quigg just a few days before sport was shut down early last year, before losing to Maxi Hughes in August. He then defeated Romic Airapetean in March and will now face Andy Vences.

The co-main event sees WBC super middleweight champion Franchon Crews-Dezurn challenge unbeaten champion Elin Cederroos in the first women's fight on a Triller event.

Lopez will be paid just under $4million (£3m) and mandatory challenger Kambosos Jr will pocket $2m (£1.4m) for his participation in the bout, which will be the noise-making promotions second pay-per-view outing.

Triller reportedly sold in the region of 1.5 million pay-per-views for their last show when YouTube star Paul knocked out Askren in the first round on a card that also featured a variety of musical performances.

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