Hockey legend Wayne Gretsky. Wrestler-turned-politician Jesse Ventura. Impressionist Rich Little. These three and many others are real-life celebrities who have appeared as versions of themselves on The Young and the Restless. Now, Eric Braeden agrees that it’s time another well-known name is added to that list!
Eric Braeden And A Boxing Great
“Have the greatest respect for ‘THE REAL DEAL’!” Braeden tweeted about legendary light heavyweight boxer Evander Holyfield. “I met Evander a few years ago in upstate NY at the INTERNATIONAL BOXING HALL OF FAME! He’s a gentleman! Would love to have him on the show anytime!! What a WARRIOR!”
An exchange began on social media with Braeden and Chester Johnson, Holyfield’s manager. “I’m a big fan and I have much respect for you,” Johnson told Braeden, who respectfully suggested, “You should have my client @holyfield on the show with you one day when you resume filming. I could see a great scene together of you two hitting the bag in the gym and talking great boxing! Boxing glove.”
As The Young and the Restless fans know, Braeden’s passion for boxing has been written into the show many times. Johnson has followed up with additional tweets to ensure that the two greats share some screen time. “If you don’t mind, follow me sir and I will direct message you my and the champs personal contacts,” Johnson suggested to the actor who plays TGVN (The Great Victor Newman!)
It turns out that this isn’t the first time Holyfield visiting YR has been discussed. “I actually talked to Doug Davidson [Paul] about this before because he follows me on Twitter and he suggested I should talk to you about it!” Johnson said. “It would be an absolute honor.”
So, it looks like the stage is being set for this event to happen! Viewers will just have to wait for YR to return to producing new episodes for the ball to get rolling! The Young and the Restless airs weekdays on CBS. Check local listings for air times.
HVe the greatest respect for “THE REAL DEAL”! I met Evander a few years ago in upstate NY at the INTERNATIONAL BOXING HALL OF FAME! He’s a gentleman! Would love to have him on the show anytime!! What a WARRIOR!
— Eric Braeden (@EBraeden) May 28, 2020
Once you follow me Mr. @EBraeden Mr.
Holyfield just told me to send you his direct cell number. Or either have your manager or your people contact me and I will get you all the pertinent information. Thanks you!!
— Chester Johnson jr. (@chesterjohnsonj) May 28, 2020