Anti-Road Rage Video Stars Evander Holyfield, Warns Angry Drivers To Calm Down (Video)

| by Nicholas Roberts
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Everybody experiences frustrations on the road, but there are many, many reasons to never act on those feelings and engage in road rage (video below).

Aside from possibly making traffic worse, confronting other drivers on public roads puts a person in an unsafe situation where he or she could easily get hit by another vehicle or get arrested, as the Bleacher Report reminds.

A public service announcement earlier this year hammers home a different point about road rage: You never know who the other driver is going to be. In the PSA, an angry driver confronts the SUV who cut him off, only to discover former boxer Evander Holyfield behind the wheel.

In the short video, the man is driving down a road when Holyfield's SUV suddenly backs out of a driveway. The hot-headed driver slams on his brakes and then drives around the SUV, and gets out of his car.

Screaming and cursing at the as-of-yet-unknown driver of the SUV, the man slams the SUV's hood and demands the driver get out of the vehicle.

He does, and the angry driver immediately recognizes the four-time heavyweight champion the tinted windows had concealed. "I didn't know it was you," he says, as Holyfield starts threateningly walking toward him.

The Associated Press reports that Holyfield was happy to participate in the PSA because of an earlier experience with road rage. He recalled the experience that happened after his car had broken down in the middle of the road when he was 17.

"Somebody was blowing their horn and they got out and they just talked to me any kind of way, you know," he said.

"I fought then. I wasn't heavyweight champ of the world. I was 17, but I could fight and the guy is talking all this noise. He was probably thinking I can't fight. I was a good fighter. I was an amateur champion."

He said that he ultimately heeded his mother's advice to "just chill" during the tense situation.

Sources: AP via ESPN, Bleacher Report / Photo credit: Screenshot via YouTube