But Holyfield, who was also the undisputed cruiserweight world champion in a stellar career, did admit that the money raised "wouldn't hurt".
Evander Holyfield career
Born: 19 October 1962
Amateur honours: silver, Pan American Games 1983, bronze Olympic Games 1984
Turned pro: 15 November 1984
Professional honours: won WBA cruiserweight title 1986; won undisputed cruiserweight world title 1988; won undisputed heavyweight world title 1990; won WBA/IBF titles 1993; won WBA title 1996; added IBF title 1997; won WBA title 2000
"It's not sad at all, I wouldn't do it if it was sad," Holyfield, who also denied the bronze medal he won at he 1984 Olympics was among the items on sale, told BBC Sport.
"All that stuff just represents the things that I did. The more stuff gets out there the more people will realise what I accomplished in 41 years of boxing.
"People wouldn't get the opportunity to see it if it was in my home. I've still got more than enough stuff for my kids and my grandkids.
"I make money, I'm a money magnet. But the money wouldn't hurt. But I'm not concerned about what anybody else thinks, I try to do the right thing and that's it."
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