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Former professional boxer Evander Holyfield competed in bouts at the cruiserweight, heavyweight, and light-heavyweight weight divisions. He received a bronze medal in 1984 and held heavyweight and cruiserweight titles without challenge.

Evander Holyfield's Appearance (Height, Hair, Eyes & More)

Height6 ft 2 in
1.89  m
Weight224 pounds
102 kg
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorBlack
Body TypeFit
Sexual OrientationStraight

Facts About Evander Holyfield

Estimate Net Worth$1 million
Zodiac SignLibra
BirthplaceAtmore, Alabama, USA
BirthdayOctober 19, 1962

Evander Holyfield's Net Worth

American former professional boxer Evander Holyfield has a $1 million net worth. At the 1984 Olympic Games, Evander Holyfield competed in the heavyweight, cruiserweight, and light-heavyweight divisions and earned a bronze medal. Also, he held the title of Undisputed Champion in the heavyweight and cruiserweight weight classes.

Sadly, despite earning hundreds of millions of dollars throughout his career, Evander has had significant financial difficulties like several other well-known boxers. Evander made over $230 million without accounting for inflation throughout his career. He experienced foreclosure on his long-term house in 2008. Most of his possessions had to be sold to settle his obligations.

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Evander Holyfield's Early Life

Evander Holyfield was born  in Atmore, Alabama on October 19, 1962, to Annie Laura Holyfield and Isom Coley. His mother works at a restaurant. Holyfield was raised in Atlanta, Georgia, where his family had relocated. He is the youngest of nine children. (1)

When Holyfield was seven, he started boxing and won the Boys Club boxing competition. He participated in his first Junior Olympics when he was 13 years old. He had won the Southeastern Regional Championship by the time he was 15 years old.

Evander Holyfield's Education

Evander Holyfield graduated from Fulton High School in Illinois, USA, in 1980.

Evander Holyfield's Relationships and Family Life

Holyfield was married to Paulette Brown from 1985-1991. In October 1996, he wed Dr. Janice Itson. The two had one kid together and divorced in 2000. From 2003 to 2012, Evander and Candi Calvana Smith were married. Holyfield has a total of 11 children.

Evander Holyfield's Career

In 1984, During the Summer Olympics, Holyfield debuted as a professional boxer. He acquired the moniker “The Real Deal” and advanced to the cruiserweight category the following year. He won his first title the following year over Dwight Muhammad Qawi.

In 1988, Holyfield scored his first win as a heavyweight boxer as he defeated Buster Douglas. Riddick Bowe defeated him in 1992 but later won the title in a rematch the following year.

George Foreman, Larry Holmes, Riddick Bowe, Ray Mercer, Mike Tyson, Michael Moorer, John Ruiz, Michael Dokes, and Hasim Rahman are notable opponents Holyfield has defeated.

In 1997, he won a match against the boxer legend Mike Tyson. During the bout, Tyson bites off Holyfield’s ear. In 1999, he was defeated in the WBC, WBA, and IBF titles against Lennox Lewis.

He decided to retire at 45 and ranked at the 77th spot on the Ring’s list of ‘100 Greatest Punchers Of All Time”. In 2017, he was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.

Evander Holyfield's Controversies

Holyfield has denied ever using performance-enhancing drugs despite being anonymously linked to Applied Pharmacy Services, which was investigated in Alabama for allegedly providing athletes with illegal steroids in February 2007. (2)

Sadly, Evander owed a bank double that much for the mortgage on the house. He also owed the IRS several hundred thousand dollars in overdue taxes as of January 2013. Most of Holyfield’s prized possessions, including his Olympic bronze medal, 20 pairs of combat gloves, championship rings, belts, and 25 match robes and shorts, were auctioned off over the years to pay off debts and obligations.

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Evander Holyfield's Humanitarian Works and Activism

Evander has been involved in plenty of philanthropic initiatives. He founded the “Holyfield Foundation” in 1993 to help underprivileged children become healthy, prosperous, and valuable individuals. (3)

Holyfield first went to a “Boys Club” in the Atlanta region when he was six. He remained a member of the club until he turned 21. He continues to back the group.

Similarly, he contributes to organizations like the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center, the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation, and Celebrity Fight Night Foundation.

Evander Holyfield's Real Estate and Other Properties

Evander Holyfield's mansion

Evander Holyfield’s financial situation has been difficult at times. But when he does spend money, he prefers to buy fancy cars and watches.

Holyfield has a few expensive vehicles in his garage. A Hummer, a 2012 Ducati Range, a 1997 Bentley Continental T, and a Buick Riviera Concept are just a few of the vehicles in his collection.

A Rolex Cosmic and a Patek Philippe Nautilus watches are among Holyfield’s most renowned collections of high-end timepieces.

Throughout his career, Holyfield made an estimated $230 million in prize money alone. But all that money was gone by 2008 when his 109-room Atlanta mansion was lost to foreclosure. The estate was 54,000 square feet on 234 acres. The annual maintenance on the house exceeded $1 million. After being foreclosed, the home sold at a public auction for $7.5 million.


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