Evander Holyfield is a former American boxer who had a professional career from 1984 to 2011. In the late 1980s, he reined the ring as the undisputed champion at cruiserweight and also at heavyweight in 1990. Holyfield was nicknamed “The Real Deal” during his active career days, and he is the only four-time world heavyweight champion. He retired from professional boxing in 2014.let’s find out more about how much is Evander Holyfield Net Worth
Early Life & Biography
On October 19, 1962, Evander Holyfield was born in Atmore, Alabama. He was born in a family of nine children, where he was the youngest, and he was born of a different father. When he was five years old, his family moved to Atlanta, Georgia, and he was raised in Bowen Homes Housing Projects, which was crime-ridden. He began boxing when he was seven years old, and by the age of 13, he qualified to compete in his first Junior Olympics.
Evander has been married three times in his life, and he is currently divorced. His first marriage was to Paulette from 1985 to 1991, and then he married Janice Itson in 1996, but they divorced in 2000. His third marriage was to Candi Smith in 2003, but it too did not last for long, and they divorced in 2012.
Evader has 11 children from six different women. He is a born again Christian, and he has been actively involved in Christian charity work. In 2008, details of the financial problems of Evander Holyfield came out, and his house was auctioned. In 2012 he was declared flat broke and bankrupt, and this was despite having earned $513 million during his boxing career. In 2007 he faced allegations of steroid and HGH use.
The career of Holyfield kicked off when he was in his teen years, and at the age of twenty, he represented the U.S. in the Pan American Games held in 1983 in Caracas, Venezuela, where he won a silver medal. He won a bronze medal during the Summer Olympics Games held in Los Angeles, California, in 1984.
The professional career of Holyfield started with a lightweight fight at Madison Square Garden on November 15, 1984. He was fighting against Lionel Byarm, and he won in the sixth round. In 1985 he moved to the cruiserweight division, and his first fight in this category was against Tyrone Booze. Evander won the fight in an eight-round decision.
Evander was a go-getter, and in 1988, he decided to move up and pursue the World Heavyweight Championship, which was then held by Mike Tyson. His first fight on this category was against former Tyson’s rival James Quick Tills, and it took place in July 1988, at Lake Tahoe, Nevada, and Evander emerged the winner. He stayed for more than two years, winning all the fights, but he had not met with Mike Tyson.
He finally faced Tyson on November 9, 1996, and although Tyson was heavily favored to win, Evander made history by defeating him in the 11th round on a TKO. A rematch took place on June 28, 1997, and it was known as The Bite Fight because Tyson bit Holyfield’s year was leading to a disqualification. Evander announced his retirement in June 2014, and he is currently the boxing advisor to Zhang Zhilei, who is a heavyweight prospect.
Awards & Achievements
Some of the accolades that Evander Holyfield has won include a silver medal at Pan American Games in 1983, and a bronze medal at the 1984 Olympic Games, both in the Light heavyweight. He has also won many championships titles like the WBA, IBF, and the WBC titles.
Net Worth & Salary of Evander Holyfield
Evander Holyfield has a net worth of $1 million. This is way much less than most people could expect as he earned over $513 million during his time as a professional boxer. He faced financial problems, and he was even declared bankrupt in 2012. Despite the huge difference in his current wealth, Evander contributed finances to evangelical causes and has a college fund for poor students.
Evander Holyfield is a former professional boxer who had a very successful career from the late 1980s to the late 2010s. He has a boxing record of 57 total fights, 44 wins, 29 wins by KO, and only ten losses. He is currently ranked number 9 in the BoxRec’s rankings of great boxers of all the time.