Evander Holyfield, 51, considering comeback fight with Gary Cornish

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Evander Holyfield may be returning to action this summer if Frank Warren can get him licensed in Britain.

According to a report in The Scotsman, 51-year-old former heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield is in discussions to fight Scottish heavyweight Gary Cornish, with promoter Frank Warren trying to get Holyfield licensed with the British Boxing Board of Control.

Holyfield (44-10-2, 29 KO) last fought in 2011, beating Brian Nielsen via TKO-10 in Copenhagen, Denmark. He's stated repeatedly over the years that he intends to re-unify the heavyweight championship, a hope that is delusional at best, and flat-out dangerous at worst.

We are now nearly a full decade removed from the New York State Athletic Commission suspending Holyfield's license after a one-sided loss to Larry Donald in November 2004. Since then, he's had a pair of world title shots, losing clearly to Sultan Ibragimov in 2007, then getting sadly robbed against Nikolay Valuev in December 2008.

Cornish (17-0, 9 KO) is a 26-year-old prospect who debuted as a pro in April 2011. The 6'7" "Highlander" has faced no real tests as a professional, and it might even be reasonable to say that Holyfield represents a massive step up in class.

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