SOURCE: Boxer Evander Holyfield

January 21, 2011 15:13 ET

Evander Holyfield Back in Ring for Pay-Per-View Bout With Sherman "Tank" Williams

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV--(Marketwire - January 21, 2011) -  He's a four-time heavyweight champion. He's taken down boxing greats such as Mike Tyson and George Foreman. And now, in front of a Pay-Per-View audience Saturday, Jan. 22, Evander "The Real Deal" Holyfield will re-enter the ring at age 48 to prove he is the best to ever put on the gloves.

Live from the Greenbrier's Colonial Hall in White Sulphur Springs, W. Va., Holyfield (43-10-2, 28 KOs) will go toe-to-toe with Sherman "Tank" Williams (34-11-2, 19 KOs) in a highly anticipated bout. Holyfield will be defending the World Boxing Federation heavyweight title, and after April's eighth-round knockout of 41-year-old Francois Botha in Las Vegas, another win could put him on a collision course with either of the champion Klitschko brothers -- Vitali is 41-2 with 38 KOs and Wladimir is 55-3 with 49 KOs.

Holyfield stuck with his old-school fighting technique but integrated state-of-the-art training programs to prepare for Saturday's "Redemption in America: The Journey Begins Now" event. He will have to stay in peak physical condition if he wants to be a serious contender.

"My training and conditioning has evolved from the start," Holyfield says. "I go back to the past for some things because there are no reasons to change from a good base foundation. But, if something new has proven to work, I do that, too. There's no sense riding a horse when you have a car."

Holyfield's opponent, Williams, is a rugged, durable veteran who has been stopped only once in 47 fights by Robert Davis in 1999. He has beaten former world champion Alfred "Ice" Cole, fought a draw with multiple world title challenger Jameel McCline and took former world heavyweight champion Ruslan Chagaev the full distance in their 2005 fight.

For more information contact Zach Pardes of Shamin Abas Public Relations at Zach@shaminabaspr.com or (561) 366-1226.

About Pay-Per-View Event
"Redemption in America: The Journey Begins Now" will be distributed in North America for live viewing at 9 p.m. EST on both cable and satellite Pay-Per-View via iN Demand, DIRECTV, Avail-TVN and DISH Network in the United States, as well as Viewer's Choice and Shaw PPV in Canada, for $29.95.