London, Dec 20: 51-year-old heavyweight champ Evander Holyfield has signed a six-figure deal to be part of Celebrity Big Brother, which starts in January, according to reports.
According to the Daily Star, the multiple world champion title holder is being drafted in as one of the big names for the 2014 line-up, which is rumoured to include Sam Faiers, Dappy and Lee Ryan.
A source said that Evander is a legend and a huge character, adding that he would be great in the show.
The source added that they expect him to really pack a punch, adding that he should stir things up and not take any nonsense from some of the younger stars.
The CBB bosses have attempted to get Evander’s rival, Mike Tyson, on the show on numerous occasions but the fearsome fighter is banned from the UK due to his 1992 rape conviction, the report said.
Tyson famously bit off part of Evander’s ear during a bout in 1997, the report added. (ANI)