Evander Holyfield is a retired boxer from America who reigned as the undisputed champion. He was active in boxing from 1984 to 2011. He has been nicknamed as “The Real Deal” as he is the only player to achieve the undisputed championship in both heavyweight and cruiserweight divisions. He has won the World Heavyweight Championship four times and is the only boxer to do so. Holyfield has also represented the United States in the 1984 Olympics and has won a Bronze medal. He had a temporary retirement in 1994 and made a comeback in 1996. He retired as a professional boxer in 2014. The estimated net worth of Evander Holyfield is $600 thousand US dollars.
Evander Holyfield was born in Atmore, Alabama on October 19, 1962. He has got eight other siblings and was the youngest among them. He was born to a different father. His family moved to Atlanta and he began to do boxing at the age of seven. He also won the Boys Club boxing competition at the same age. He qualified for Junior Olympics at the age of 13. At 15, he won the Southeastern Regional Championship.
His record in 1984 was 160 wins with a loss of 14. At the age of 20, he represented his country at the Pan American Games of 1983. He won a silver medal and lost the final to Pablo Romero. A year later, he competed in the 1984 Olympic Games and was disqualified in the second round.
Evander Holyfield has got eleven children from six different women. His elder brother, Bernard Holyfield is an actor and dancer.
Evander Holyfield started his profession as a light heavyweight boxer. In November 1984, he defeated Lionel Byarm in six rounds. Two months later he had another six round victory over Eric Winbush. In March 1985, Holyfield knocked out Fred BrownNorfolk, Virginia. He also knocked out Mark Rivera in Corpus Christi, Texas. In the cruiserweight division, he had an eight round victory over Tyrone Booze in July 1985.
In 1986, he had victories over various top boxers and won the WBA Cruiserweight Champion by defeating Dwight Muhammad Qawi. It was called as ‘the best cruiserweight bout of the 1980s’ by ‘The Ring’. In 1987, he successfully defended his title against Henry Tillman. In the same year, he again defeated Qawi in four rounds. He then moved on to the heavyweight division and in July 1988, he defeated James “Quick” Tillis in Lake Tahoe, Nevada.
This was followed by another victory over Pinklon Thomas in seven rounds. In 1989, he went on to defeat Adilson Rodrigues, Michael Dokes, and Alex Stewart. In October 1990, he defeated Buster Douglas in a knockout to win the Undisputed Heavyweight Champion of the World. In 1996, he had a victory over Mike Tyson. He also had a victory over Riddick Bowe in 1993.
In the 2000s, he also had victories over several top boxers of the world. In his career, Holyfield has had 44 wins with 10 losses in 57 fights as a professional boxer.
In 1996, Evander Holyfield was named as the ‘BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year’. In 1993, he was named as the Athlete of the Year by ‘Wide World of Sports’. He has also won many awards and titles in his career including the ‘Sugar Ray Robinson Award’. In 2017, he was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.
How much is Net Worth of Evander Holyfield in 2017
Evander Holyfield had an amazing career as a boxer. He has defeated several big names in the world of boxing. He has held both the Cruiserweight and the heavyweight championships. Evander Holyfield’s net worth is an estimated $600 thousand US dollars. This was much higher in the past, however, the former boxer faced with financial difficulties later in his career.
In 2008, his property worth millions was auctioned by the Washington Mutual Bank due to foreclosure. He has also done TV shows, movies and has also released a video game.
Holyfield has achieved many accolades as a professional boxer. In 2007, he had a match in the WWE against Matt Hardy. He has also become one of the housemates of Celebrity Big Brother (UK) in 2014.