Wait, Evander Holyfield is still boxing?
The answer to that question is yes, which I didn't know before yesterday, when Holyfield stopped by Joe Louis Arena to promote his Nov. 5 fight against Sherman Williams. Holyfield will be a 48-year-old by the time of this fight, but that isn't stopping him from trying to win the World Boxing Federation title.
"Everything I became in life, somebody told me I wouldn't," Holyfield said. "Even now at 47 -- I'll be 48 Oct. 19 -- people say I'm too old ... but one of the most important things, I've taken care of myself.
"I'm willing to prove that. If you don't believe me, show up at the ring on the 5th and see another guy go down. ... I will win this fight, and I will be undisputed heavyweight champion. I'm not trying to get one belt. I'm trying to get them all, and then everyone will know there ain't but one champion, and that's me."
Holyfield's November fight at Joe Louis Arena isn't the only local sporting event he will be taking part in, as he has been named co-grand marshal of Sunday's CARFAX 400 at Michigan International Speedway.