Copenhagen, Denmark – A promoter says a bout between former heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield and Denmark's Brian Nielsen has been postponed.

Promoter Kalle Sauerland says the March 5 fight “has been moved back to May 7” to allow Holyfield more time to recover from injury.

The 48-year-old Holyfield (43-10-2) was cut above the left eye by an accidental head butt during his fight last month with Sherman Williams. The bout was ruled a no-contest.

In a statement released Thursday by Sauerland, Holyfield said he “could not do sparring until the end of the month” following medical advice”. – Sapa-AP