Evander Holyfield’s biography, fact, career, awards, net worth & life story

Source of Wealth: Sports, BoxingAge: 57Birth Place: Atmore, AlabamaHeight: 6′ 2 1⁄2″ (1.89 m)Weight: 102.5 kg (225.5 lbs)Marital Status: Married (Candi Calvana Smith)Full Name: Evander HolyfieldNationality: AmericanDate of Birth: October 19, 1962Ethnicity: African AmericanOccupation: Professional Boxer (Retired)Education: Fulton High SchoolChildren: 11 (Ebonne Esheal, Evette Ashley, Emani Winter, Evander Jr., Eden Eloise, Elijah Jedidiah, Ewin Ezekiel, Eleazar Evan, Elijah Esaias, Eve Elizabeth, Eli Ethan)

Nicknamed “The Real Deal”, Evander Holyfield is an American professional boxer with an estimated net worth of $500 thousand. He earned his net worth from his performance in Heavyweight, Cruiserweight and Light-Heavyweight Divisions, and winning a Bronze Medal at the 1984 Olympic Games. Born on October 19, 1962 in Atmore, Alabama, Holyfield is the youngest of the nine children. The family moved to Atlanta and he began boxing at the age of 12 where he won the Boys Club boxing tournament. He qualified to complete in his first junior Olympic at the age of 13. He became the Southeastern Regional Champion at 15 where he won the tournament and the Best Boxer award. He has a record of 160 wins and 14 losses with 76 knockouts by 1984.

Holyfield debuted as a professional boxer at the age of 21. In 1985, he moved to the cruiserweight division and won his first title the following year when he defeated Dwight Muhammad Qawi for the WBA Cruiserweight belt. He then defeated Ricky Parkey and Carlos De Leon to win the Lineal, IBF and WBC titles and become the Undisputed Cruiserweight Champion. In 1988, he moved up to heavyweight and defeated Buster Douglas fort the The Ring, Lineal, WBC, WBA and IBF titles in 1990.

Evander holds several other notable victories over fighters such as George Foreman, Larry Holmes, Riddick Bowe, Ray Mercer, Mike Tyson (twice), Michael Moorer, John Ruiz, Michael Dokes and Hasim Rahman. He is the only four-time World Heavyweight Champion, winning the WBA, WBC and IBF titles in 1990, the WBA and IBF titles in 1993 and WBA titles in 1996 and 2000. At the age of 45, on December 20, 2008, he attempted to win The World Heavyweight Championship for the fifth time, losing a controversial majority decision to WBA Heavyweight Champion Nicolay Valuev in Sweden.