|Height||6 ft 2 1⁄2 in (189 cm)|
|Reach||77 1⁄2 in (197 cm)|
|Born||October 19, 1962|
Atmore, Alabama, U.S.
|Wins by KO||29|
Who is Evander Holyfield?
Boxing Intro and US Olympic team
Evander Holyfield was born on October 19, 1962 in Atmore, Alabama. Holyfield is often called the “real deal” and has won the world heavyweight championship four times. He grew up in Atlanta, Georgia, and has been boxing since he was a kid.
He participated in the amateur competition of the Golden Gloves in the early 1980s. After winning the National Golden Gloves Championship in 1984, Hollyfield became a member of the US Olympic team.
August 19, 1996: At the opening ceremony of the 1996 Olympic Games, American boxing heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield and Voula Patoulidou of Greece went to the Atlanta Olympics with the torch stadium.
Boxer Evander Holyfield participated in the Olympics and was re-elected as the world heavyweight champion from 1990 to 1992 and from 1993 to 1994. In a notorious game in 1996, Holyfield’s ear was bitten by Mike Tyson.
Olympian Evander Holyfield.
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Evander Holyfield won gold at the 1984 Olympics. … Hollyfield broke into the Olympic stage obscurely. An obscure lightweight heavyweight, he defeated amateur world champion Ricky Womack to become the United States team for two consecutive days in the Olympic qualifiers.
1984 Olympic team: Tyrrell Biggs, Medric Taylor, Mark Brayland, Penel Whitaker, Evander Holyfield
Proudly representing his country in the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles, he was very disappointed in the game.
In the semi-final match with Kevin Barry of New Zealand, he was disqualified for hitting his opponent after a break.
Many who witnessed the battle disputed the referee’s decision. Despite his personal setbacks, Holyfield won the bronze medal
Evander Holyfield : Boxing as a Professional
After the Olympics, Holyfield turned professional and first fought in the junior heavyweight and cruiserweight classes. He won the World Boxing Association’s (WBA) World Cruiserweight title in 1986 by defeating the reigning champion Dwight Qwai. Holyfield trained hard to become big enough and strong enough to compete as a heavyweight fighter.
Evander Holyfield and Lennox Lewis
Holyfield’s intense rivalry with boxer Riddick Bowe began in the early 1990s: He suffered a big defeat to Bowe in 1992, losing his title. It was his first loss in 29 professional fights. After briefly contemplating retirement, Holyfield was back in the ring and anxious to reclaim his title.
He did just that when he got his rematch with Bowe in 1993, winning by decision. Holyfield didn’t hold on to his title for too long. The next year Michael Moorer defeated him by decision.
Evander Holyfield Fight with Tyson
In 1999, Holyfield took over another legendary fighter, Lennox Lewis, who was the holder of the WBC Heavyweight Championship. The two batters’ first game ended in a draw, but Lewis won in a rematch later in the same year.
Hollyfield won his fourth championship in 2000, beating WBA champion John Ruiz. However, this victory was short-lived. Ruiz defeated Holyfield in the rematch next year.
Evander Holyfield Child, Son, Wife
Holyfield is one of the most childish athletes-11 children from 6 different women. His first wife was Paulette Bowen, who married in 19885 and broke up in 1991.
He then married Janice Itson in 1996, but divorced in 2000. Evander married his third wife Candi Calvana Smith in 2003, but separated in 2012.
Evander Holyfield family
His 11 children include; Ein Ezekiel Holyfield (son), Elijah Esaias Holyfield (son), Evette Ashley Holyfield (daughter), Eleazar Evan Holyfield (son), Eli Ethan Holyfield (son), Elijah Jedidiah Holyfield (son), Eden Eloise Holyfield (daughter), Eve Elizabeth Holyfield (daughter), Evand Holyfield Jr. (son), Ibona Ashley Holyfield (daughter), Emmanuel Winter Howe Leighfield (daughter).
Evand’s two sons have begun sports careers and plan to professionalize. Evanander, Evanander’s successor, wants to be able to compete in the Olympics and get a Boing medal first like his father.
His other son, Elijah Holyfield, chose another sport, football, which happened to be Holyfield’s first love. Elijah runs for his college team, the Georgia Bulldogs.
Evander Holyfield Income and net worth
Evander Holyfield is a retired professional American boxer with a net worth of $ 500,000. Evander Holyfield is a professional boxer who has participated in heavyweight, lightweight and lightweight divisions and won the bronze medal at the 1984 Olympic Games.
Life outside the circle
Holyfield continued boxing. To prove that he is still a contender, he defeated Jeremy Bates in the knockout in August 2006, his first match in almost two years. With his boxing career slowing, Holyfield has been exploring other business opportunities.
His footwork attracted a lot of attention, not his fist. In 2005, he participated in a TV competition with the stars, a TV competition with professional dancers. His memoir, Become Holyfield: A Journey of Fight, was released in 2008. In August 2014, Holyfield was inducted into the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame. Mike Tyson presented him with a trophy.
Under the stage and off the field, Hollyfield spent some time helping young people. The Holyfield Foundation supports numerous programs for urban children. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia.
— Evander Holyfield (@holyfield) February 23, 2019