Evander Holyfield is nearly 45 years old. He's one of the most accomplished boxers of all time, having won four heavyweight titles over his 23-year career. So after his loss to Sultan Ibragimov in Moscow on Saturday night, the message is clear. It's time for Holyfield to retire.
The boxing community seems to be united on the fact. If you have to travel to Russia in order to get a sanctioned fight, then you're in trouble. If you have to travel to Russia to fight and then lose, you're in big trouble.
"If he couldn't get past this shot, it's time to walk away," Mayweather said. "It's time to call it quits. He's won the championship four times. What's left to prove? The reality is that boxing is a young man's sport. He's 44 years old.
"He's got money. Walk away with some of your faculties. He's been in so many wars, eventually something bad will happen if he continues. But there's no need."
So what's Holyfield fighting for? It's not on account of continued success, that's for sure. Holyfield's career record may be 42-9 with two draws, but he's only 6-6 with two draws since 1999.
He's made his money, and hopefully he still has it. But there's really no reason for Holyfield to still be stepping into the ring. Look at Muhammad Ali and the litany of other boxers suffering now from the numerous slams to the head they incurred during their careers. Is a few more fights worth it?
I get it. Boxing is the only thing he's known. He's competitive. So he should channel his competitive streak towards his business ventures. Keep on challenging Foreman with your own grill. Really though - it's time to hang up the gloves. Please.