Evander Holyfield still isn’t done fighting.
Holyfield, 47, the five-time world heavyweight champion, will fight Sherman “The Tank” Williams at Joe Louis Arena on Friday, Nov. 5.
Holyfield will turn 48 before the fight takes place.
The last bout for Holyfield (43-10-2) was an eighth-round knockout of Francis Botha in April in Las Vegas. Before that he had not fought since December 2008.
Holyfield’s manager, Ken Sanders, told ESPN.com that a victory over Williams could propel Holyfield toward a fight against current world champion Vitali Klitschko.
“What we are going to do is have this fight and then either in January or February, we hope to be able to fight Vitali Klitschko for the WBC belt,” Sanders said.
Williams (34-11-2) hasn’t fought since losing a decision to Manuel Charr in October 2009.
Holyfield’s first professional fight was in 1984. He has defeated George Foreman, Larry Holmes, Riddick Bowe and Mike Tyson.
A press conference to announce the fight will take place Thursday at 1 p.m. at Joe Louis Arena.