Evander Holyfield: Wiki, Bio, Age, Weight, Boxing, Records, Nickname, Parents, Net Worth, Height, Partner, Career, Education, Achievements, Profession, Family, Siblings, Nationality: Evander Holyfield is an American former professional boxer who competed between 1984 and 2011. He was born on October 19, 1962, in Atmore, Alabama, United States. And is currently 58 years old. He reigned as the undisputed champion at cruiserweight in the late 1980s and at heavyweight in the early 1990s and remains the only boxer in history to win the undisputed championship in two weight classes in the three-belt era.
Evander Holyfield Early Life
Evander Holyfield was born on October 19, 1962, in the mill town of Atmore, Alabama. The youngest of nine children, Holyfield was much younger than his other siblings and was born from a different father. Holyfield’s family later moved to Atlanta, Georgia where he was raised in the crime-ridden Bowen Homes Housing Projects. He began boxing at age seven and won the Boys Club boxing tournament. At 13, he qualified to compete in his first Junior Olympics. By age 15, Holyfield became the Southeastern Regional Champion, winning this tournament and the Best Boxer Award. By 1984 he had a record of 160 wins and 14 losses, with 76 by knockout. He was the National Golden Gloves Champion, and won a bronze medal in the 1984 Summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles, California, after a controversial disqualification in the second round of the semi-final against New Zealand’s Kevin Barry.
Evander Holyfield Career
Evander Holyfield started out professionally as a light heavyweight with a televised win in six rounds over Lionel Byarm at Madison Square Garden on November 15, 1984. Holyfield won an eight-round decision over Booze. He then went on to knock out Rick Myers in the first round on August 29 in his hometown of Atlanta. His first fight as a Heavyweight took place on July 16, when he beat former Tyson rival James “Quick” Tillis by a knockout in five, in Lake Tahoe, Nevada. Holyfield began in 1989 meeting another former Heavyweight Champion, Michael Dokes. This fight was named one of the best fights of the 1980s by Ring magazine, as the best heavyweight bout of the 1980s. Holyfield had been promised a title shot against Tyson in 1990.
In 1995, Holyfield returned to the ring with a ten-round decision win versus former Olympic gold medalist, Ray Mercer. He was the first man to knock down Mercer. In 1998 Holyfield had only one fight, making a mandatory defense against Vaughn Bean, who was defeated by decision at the Georgia Dome in the champion’s hometown. On March 17, 2007, Holyfield defeated Vinny Maddalone by TKO when Maddalone’s corner threw in the towel to save their man from serious injury in the ring. After the Nielsen fight, Holyfield attempted to land a shot at a world heavyweight title. However, after more than a year of trying to land this fight, Yahoo News reported his intention to retire in 2012. However, In June 2014, after not fighting in over three years, Holyfield announced his final retirement.
Evander Holyfield Personal Life
Evander Holyfield is the younger brother of actor and dancer, Bernard Holyfield, and currently lives and trains in Fayette County, Georgia. He is separated from his third wife Candi, with whom he has two children. Holyfield has eleven children with six different women. One of his sons, Evan, followed in his father’s footsteps and became a professional boxer. Another son, Elijah, played college football at the University of Georgia. In 2017, a statue of Evander Holyfield designed by sculptor Brian Hanlon was commissioned by the city of Atlanta for installation in Downtown Atlanta.
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Evander’s Bio, Height, Weight, Profile, Net Worth
|Real Name||Evander Holyfield|
|Nickname||Real Deal and The Warrior|
|Height (approx.)||centimeters– 189 cm
meters– 1.89 m
feet inches– 6’ 2”
|Weight (approx.)||in kilograms– 102 kg
in pounds– 225 lbs
|Figure Measurements (approx.)||Not Known|
|Date of Birth||19, 1962, in|
|Age (as in 2021)||58 Years|
|Birth Place||Atmore, Alabama, United States|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign||Libra|
|Hometown||Atmore, Alabama, United States|
|School||Fulton High School
South Atlanta High School
|Educational Qualification||Not Known|
|Parents||Father: Isom Coley
Mother: Annie Laura Holyfield
|Siblings||Brother: Bernard Holyfield
Sister: Not Known
|Husband/Wife/Spouse||Candi Calvana Smith|
|Net Worth||Not Known|
Some lesser-known facts about Evander Holyfield
- When he was 20 years old, Holyfield represented the U.S. in the 1983 Pan American Games in Caracas, Venezuela, where he won a silver medal after losing to Cuban world champion Pablo Romero.
- In August 2005 it had been reported that the New York State Athletic Commission had banned Evander Holyfield from boxing in New York due to “diminishing skills” despite the fact that Holyfield had passed a battery of medical tests.
- In 2012 The Independent described Holyfield as “flat broke and bankrupt”.
- He is currently a boxing adviser to heavyweight prospect Zhang Zhilei.
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