Evander Holyfield, a 59-year-old American professional boxer, was called in the ring as “The Real Deal/The Warrior” born on the 19th of October in 1962 in the mill town of Atmore, Alabama.
He was the youngest of 8 siblings, and he started boxing at the early age of seven when his family moved to Atlanta, Georgia. With a height of 6 ft, 21⁄2 in (189 cm) and a reach of 77 1⁄2 in (197 cm) the champ has built a name of being an undisputed champion.
Full Name: Evander Holyfield
Date of birth: October 19, 1962
Birthplace: Atmore, Alabama
Weight: 103 kg
Marital status: Married
Ethnicity: African American
Occupation: Professional Boxer (Retired)
Education: Fulton High School
Evander Holyfield was married to his first wife Paulette Brown from 1985-1991. In 1996 he then married Dr. Janice Itson and had one child together but then was divorced in 2000.
The champ did not give up on love and had married his third wife Candi Calvana Smith in 2003 and unfortunately still didn’t work out and got separated later in 2012, with whom he has two children.
Holyfield has 11 children with 6 different women. A very charismatic man that he is. Aside from life on the boxing ring, Holyfield built up his name in the advertising industry, endorsing multiple products such as Coca-Cola and Diet Coke.
He also is one of the celebrities endorsing the restaurant chain Zaxby’s. He is the younger brother of the actor and dancer, Bernard Holyfield. Evander Holyfield is one of the greatest fighters ever.
Evander Holyfield’s Awards and Achievements
Evander Holyfield humbly started as a lifeguard after completing his education in high school. While working he used to train an hour daily with his master’s son, Ted.
At the early age of 7, Evander started boxing and won the Boys Boxing Club Tournament Holyfield then made a name for himself in the ring fighting at the Heavyweight, Cruiserweight, and Light-Heavyweight Divisions.
Won the championship title of Southeastern Regionals and was the Best Boxer. With the early-age achievements, he then levels up to be the representative for the United States in the 1983 Pan American Games. Built a name himself more when he won a bronze medal at the 1984 Olympics Games which he then became a professional boxer.
Holyfield then competed at the heavyweight level where he took the title of the legendary boxer Mike Tyson and then fought again and defeated several boxing champions like Alex Stewart, James Tillis, Michael Dokes, Pinklon Thomas, and AdilsonRodrigues.
In 1985, he moved up to the cruiserweight division where he won his first title the following year with his win over Dwight Muhammad Qawi for the WBA Cruiserweight belt. He reigned as the Undisputed Champion in both the Cruiserweight and Heavyweight divisions.
Holyfield was selected into the International Boxing Hall of fame in 2017. As for Evander’s other victories over notable fighters, Evander Holyfield is the only four-time World Heavyweight Champion.
This shows that he is truly different compared to the other boxers because of his wit, charisma, and athletic prowess. One of the things that make him stand out from other boxers is his undying passion for the sport.
He does this by maintaining his wins and making sure that the fans and the audience during his fights are entertained. He doesn’t just fight to make money, but he fights because he loves the sport and that has become his calling.
In 2014 Holyfield retired with a record of 44 wins, by 29 knocks out and 14 by decision, and 1 by disqualification. 10 losses of 2 knockouts and 8 by the decision and lastly of two draws. Holyfield then published his autobiography entitled Holyfield: The Humble Warrior.
Evander Holyfield Total Net Worth
To date, Holyfield earned a massive $230 million from fights alone, and to mention that he is also earning from his endorsements with Coca-Cola, Evander’s Glove Collection, and many more.
However despite having earned an estimated $350 million in his career, unfortunately, he had his financial downfall in 2012.
According to the New York Times, Holyfield’s annual expenses for just Christmas lights alone amounted to $16,000! How bright and shiny Christmas celebrations and decorations must be at Holyfield’s.
Evander maintains its previous residence for $1 million per year back in its previous residence. How money flies that easy for our champ.
He also had to pay for his children’s private educations, talk about child support. I think 11 kids would be enough to make any father’s wallet run dry right?
Also, the mansion expenses and bills not to mention the very pricey three divorces of the champ. In 2008 he lost his long-time home foreclosure and was even forced to sell down most of his assets just to pay for his various debts.
He was still a young man when he was generating millions and maybe didn’t have the proper financial guidance.
Аnd nоw wе fіnаllу gеt іntо thе асtuаl саlсulаtіоnѕ оf Еvаndеr Ноlуfіеld nеt wоrth. Тhе еѕtіmаtеd nеt wоrth оf Ноlуfіеld іѕ mоrе thаn $1 mіllіоn аѕ оf 2021. Не mаdе аll thіѕ fоrtunе bу bесоmіng оnе оf thе rеаl dеаl іn thе bохіng rіng scene.