Evander Holyfield Bio, Age, Net worth, Height, Relationship, Nationality, Body Measurements, Career

Evander Holyfield is an American former professional boxer from Alabam, USA. In addition, Evander Holyfield is the only boxer to have won the undisputed championship in two weight divisions in his career from 1984 to 2011.

Early life

Evander Holyfield was born in Atmore, Alabama, USA October 19, 1962. His zodiac sign is Libra and he is currently 59 years old As of 2021. He is also popular with his nicknames “The Real Deal” and “The Warrior”. The former professional boxer is a US citizen of African American ethnicity.

His father is Isom Coley and his mother Annie Laura Holyfield worked as a chef in a restaurant. He also has eight siblings from another father and was the youngest among them. At the age of 4, his family moved from Atmore, Alabama to Atlanta, Georgia. He grew up in Bowen Homes Housing Projects, which was steeped in crime at the time.

He graduated from Fulton High School in Knoxville, Tennessee in 1980. In addition, there is no further information about the further academic achievements of the former professional boxer.

professional life

Evander Holyfield started boxing at the age of seven and used to fight in the streets. A boy named Cecil Brown hit him twice in the early days of his boxing, which disappointed him enough to quit boxing. However, he won the third time when he worked up the courage to fight him again. He then joined the Boys & Girls Club at the age of eight.

In addition, Carter Morgan introduced him to professional boxing and won the boys’ club boxing tournament. At the age of 13 he became eligible to compete in the first Junior Olympics and at the age of 15 he won the Southeastern Regional Championship and the Best Boxer award. He then represented his country, the United States, at the 1983 Pan American Games in Caracas, Venezuela. However, he won the silver medal after losing to Pablo Romero of Cuba in the final.

In 1984, he bounced back from his defeat and won the National Golden Gloves tournament. He then represented the United States in boxing’s light heavyweight division at the Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California in 1984. However, he finished the tournament by winning a bronze medal and finished the year with 160 wins and 14 losses as an amateur boxer.

That same year, he made his professional boxing debut, beginning his light heavyweight journey on November 15. He also defeated Lionel Byarm in the sixth round of his debut bout.

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Caption: Evander Holyfield’s fight against Mike Tyson (Source: Instagram)

Cruiserweight division

He then moved up to cruiserweight and fought Tyrone Booze on July 20, 1985 and won the fight. In 1986 he fought Dwight Muhammad Qawi for the WBA cruiserweight championship. After 15 rounds he won the fight and became world champion via split decision. Additionally, The Ring Magazine recognized the fight as the best cruiserweight fight of the 1980s.

He defeated Ricky Parkey in the third round to win the 1987 IBF belt. He then defeated Ruler & WBC Champion Carlos De Leon in Las Vegas in 1988. He moved up to the heavyweight division and won his first heavyweight fight against James “Quick” Tillis by a knockout in round five. Additionally, he knocked out former Heavyweight Champion Pinklon Thomas in late 1988 in the seventh round.

He then fought and won against many boxers and became the number one contender for the heavyweight title for two years. He became undefeated and undisputed world heavyweight champion after defeating Buster Douglas in the third round on October 25, 1990. However, on November 13, 1992, he lost to Riddick Bowe for the first time in his career.

He won the rematch against Riddick on November 6, 1993 but lost the third and final fight against Riddick. He then lost in April 1994 to former WBO light heavyweight champion Michael Moore. He later announced his retirement after the fight due to a heart condition. However, he returned to the ring and won the fight against Ray Mercer. In 1996 he shocked everyone by defeating Mike Tyson by technical knockout in round 11.

More fights

Evander Holyfield fought Lennox Lewis which ended in a draw but lost to Lennox in the rematch. He then won the fight against John Ruiz in 2000 by unanimous decision. However, he lost the rematch in March 2001 and the last match between them ended in a draw. He later lost three straight fights to Chris Byrd, James Toney and Larry Donald after beating Hasim Rahman. After that he defeated boxers like Jeremy Bates, Fres Oquendo, Vinny Maddalone and Lou Savarese.

However, he lost to Sultan Ibragimov and Nikolai Valuev in a 2007 World Heavyweight Championship match. He later won the next fight against Francois Botha by a KO. However, in June 2014, he again announced his retirement and worked as a boxing consultant for Zhang Zhilei. On September 11, 2021 he lost the exhibition fight against Vitor Belfort by KO.

achievements and fortune

Evander Holyfield has won the four-time World Heavyweight Champion in boxing history. He also became the first boxer in history to be a fourth-time heavyweight champion of the world. Additionally, he held WBA, WBC, and IBF titles together from 1990-1992.

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Caption: Evander Holyfield with WBA, WBC and IBF titles (Source: Instagram)

Evander Holyfield made a lot of money fighting multiple boxers. According to online sources that estimated net worth of the former professional boxer is around 1 million US dollars. In addition, he suffered financially, although he made $513 million due to mismanagement of money.

relationship status

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Caption: Evander Holyfield with his current girlfriend (Source: Instagram)

Evander Holyfield has married three times to Paulette Bowen, Janice Itson and Candi Calvana Smith. In addition, the former professional boxer has eleven children with six sons and five daughters. He also has a son named Evan, who is also a professional boxer. Also, the former professional boxer is currently in a relationship but has not revealed any information about his girlfriend. The duo will be getting married soon.

There were allegations of steroid use against Evander Holyfield, but he denied the allegations. Apart from that, there is no information about other rumors and controversies of the former professional boxer.

body measurement and social media

Evander Holyfield has black eyes and black hair with a height of 6 feet 2 inches and weighing 102 kg. Additionally, the former professional boxer’s biceps size is 16 inches and his chest size is 44 inches.

Evander Holyfield is quite active on social media platforms like Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. His Instagram Account @evanderholyfield has over 532,000 followers. On Twitter, he has over 302,000 followers on his @holyfield account. In addition, his official Facebook account, Evander Holyfield, has over 1 million followers.

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