Evander Holyfield has no intention of hanging up his gloves. In fact, he’ll have a new nickname the next time he climbs into the ring.

The Real Deal is now the Lean Green Fighting Machine.

Refusing to give up on his goal of retiring as heavyweight champion even as he approaches his 47th birthday, Holyfield said he’ll travel to South Korea in November for his next bout - he’s not even sure of the opponent - and bring along a message of preserving the environment.

He plans a formal announcement on Friday about his environmental partnership, which includes building a solar energy farm on his suburban Atlanta estate and turning part of it into an organic garden that can be used by neighbourhood youths.

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