Evander Holyfield is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1984 to 2011. He reigned as the undisputed champion at cruiserweight in the late 1980s and at heavyweight in the early 1990s
|Born Name||Evander Holyfield|
|Birth Place||Atmore, Alabama, USA|
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.9 m)|
|Net Worth||$500 thousand|
|Age||57 years old|
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Boxing legend, Evander Holyfield is best known as The Real Deal among the public and his fans. The undisputed champion is the only fighter who won the heavyweight championship four times in his 26 years long career.
Evander is one of the most recognized and loved American boxers famous for his successful career. Holyfield, being one of the biggest names in the heavyweight boxing owns what sum of money…as of 2020? If you are eager to know then read the article below.
Evander Holyfield’s Net Worth
Evander, during his long boxing career, is estimated to hold $500 thousand as his total net worth. All of his collections are from his professional boxing career of almost 26 years.
Before declaring bankruptcy, he owned a 50,000 square foot mansion, Villa Vittoriosa, Georgia’s largest single-family residence. Evander purchased the palatial estate located outside the Atlanta area that sits on 105 acres.
Holyfield, similarly, possessed a house with 109 rooms near the Presidential White House. The house features 12-bed rooms, 13 full baths, 8 half baths, 5 family rooms, 3 kitchens, boxing gym hall, movie theatre, library, indoor bowling alley, and recording studio. It also had one of the largest private pools in the U.S., a handball court and a baseball field with an electric lighting scoreboard.
The professional boxer holds his prized assets which include the Olympic bronze medal, gloves, championship rings, belt, match robes, and shorts. The champion enjoyed his lavish lifestyle earned from his professional boxing career until a hammer hit him!
As a matter of fact, Evander faced a sudden crash in his life in 2008. Despite garnering more than $230 million from his entire profession, Holyfield faced financial tragedy just like Mike Tyson. The real deal had to fight against the debts and lawsuits, failed business, child support nonpayment issues for 11 children, alimony troubles, bad money management moves, and so on.
Not only putting the villa and his former house to auction but also his prize possessions like gloves, rings, belts, the medal was included in the auctions.
A bank purchased his properties for $7.5 million and lost his residence to foreclosure because of his whopping debt of $14 million along with his other financial problems.
Evander Holyfield’s Marital Relationship
The professional boxer, to date, tied the knot thrice and fathered almost a dozen children. To give you an idea, he has 11 kids from six different partners.
Back in 1985, the first marriage ceremony held between Holyfield and his ex-wife Paulette Bowen. Their married life came to an end after 6 years.
His second marriage with Dr.Janice Itson also didn’t last as the previous one. And his third wife was a former nurse Candi Calvana Smith. Evander’s unstable marriage again hit the rock after almost a decade with his third wife and so, they broke up.
Besides this, Evander also had had a romance with three other women with whom he bore children.
Evander Holyfield Life and Career
Holyfield entered professional boxing at the age of 21 years and turned into a professional in November 1984. He started his professional journey from 1984 Summer Olympics winning a bronze medal in the light heavyweight division. As an amateur, he added a record of 160-40 and won the national Golden Glove championship in 1984.
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Looking at his boxing records, out of 57 fights that he attended ended in 44 wins, 10 losses, and 2 draws. The Real Deal’s greatest titles are cruiserweight and heavyweight (four times). Evander’s five greatest fights during his career were with Dwight Muhammad Qawi(1986), James ‘Buster’ Douglas(1990), Riddick Bowe(1993), Mike Tyson(1996) and John Ruiz(2000).
Back in 1997, Holyfield gained the attention of media due to a match with Mike Tyson where a tip of his ear was chopped off by Tyson. Thereafter, the duo never had a good relation.
Evander Holyfield as a celebrity
Evander’s popularity then was not confined to the ring only. He also appeared on television, advertisement, movies, and so on. The former world champion made a transition to the television series through his first appearance in Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. He has also appeared in Dancing with the Stars opposite Edyta Sliwinska.
After his breakthrough into the entertainment field, he subsequently started getting roles in movies. The movies are the Summer of Sam and Necessary Roughness, and other several endorsements of multiple products including Coca-Cola.
- Evander founded Real Deal Records.
- Back in late 2007 and 2008, he was among the number of celebrities doing television ads.
- At the age of 7, he won the first title in the boys club boxing tournament.
- Back in 1983, in Caracas, he won the silver medal in the 1983 Pan American Games.
- Holyfield is also ABC’s Wide World of Sports’ Athlete of the year 1993.
- Even though Evander announced his final retirement in 2014, he stopped fighting since 2011.
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