NEW YORK â<80>” Montel Vontavious Porter was the one who challenged Matt Hardy to a Boxing Match at Saturday Nightâ<80><99>s Main Event, but it will not be the United States Champion who laces up the gloves against Hardy at Madison Square Garden. Instead, MVP has found a more than suitable replacement: boxing legend Evander Holyfield.
While sources say the United States Champion has been cleared by doctors to return to the ring after learning of a heart ailment last week, he will step aside and let one of the biggest stars in boxing history take his place on Saturday Nightâ<80><99>s Main Event. Despite the questionable circumstances, no one can deny that MVP has found quite a replacement in â<80><9c>The Real Deal.â<80>
At age 44, Holyfield is currently vying to win boxingâ<80><99>s Heavyweight Championship for an unprecedented fifth time; he will get the chance to do so on Oct. 13 in Moscow when he fights Sultan Ibragimov for the WBO Heavyweight Title. Win or lose there, Holyfieldâ<80><99>s already the only man to do it four times, and the Atlanta native brings an impressive list of accomplishments into the bout, from Olympic medals to World Titles to his own boxing video game.