Four-time heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield has denied various reports of a summer comeback fight with unbeaten Gary Cornish, the earliest of which were in The Scotsman and sourced British promoter Frank Warren as well as Cornish's manager, Tommy Gilmour.
A 51-year-old boxing legend, Holyfield (44-10-2, 29 knockouts) was last seen in the ring scoring a 10th-round knockout of Brian Nielsen in May 2011.
The 26-year-old Cornish (17-0, 9 KOs), of Scotland, has scored six stoppages in his past seven fights, the last five straight ending within the distance.
"Someone showed me that yesterday, asking me if I was fighting this person. But I don't know the guy. It's not true to my knowledge. Nobody told me about it," said Holyfield.
"I've stated that I wouldn't fight anything but a championship fight. Why would I want to fight somebody like that? I don't even know the person, so what would I want to fight him for? What would be the purpose of fighting him?"
TYRON ZEUGE FIGHTS GHEORGHE SABAU IN A CLASH OF UNBEATEN 21-YEAR-OLDS
Super middleweights Tyron Zeuge (12-0, 6 KOs) will meet Gheorghe Sabau (10-0, 6 KOs) on April 5 in Rostock, Germany, Sauerland Events announced on Wednesday.
Zeuge and Sabau, each of whom is 21, will do battle on the undercard of a main event featuring Juergen Braehmer (42-2, 31 KOs) and ex-beltholder Enzo Maccarinelli (38-6, 30 KOs).