The four-time heavyweight champ fights James Toney at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas on Oct. 4, 15 days before turning 41.
SI: James Toney says this will be your last fight, that he's planning to retire you. Your response?
Holyfield: That ain't the first time that's ever been said. Probably ain't going to be the last.
SI: If Toney stands in front of you, as he says he will, what's going to happen?
Holyfield: He'll get bounced around the ring.
SI: Your former trainer Tommy Brooks said you have enough money to air-condition hell. Why keep fighting?
Holyfield: I'm looking to be the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world again.
SI: Where do you rank yourself among boxing's greats?
Holyfield: I'm Number 1. If you base it on records, if you look at paydays, attendance, the quality of opponents, there's no reason I shouldn't be Number 1.
SI: There's talk about a Mike Tyson reality show. Is that something you would watch?