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Evander Holyfield Net Worth 2022 | Salary | Infamous Ear Bite | Bio


May 8, 2022

Evander Holyfield’s net worth is one million dollars.

Evander Holyfield has a $1 million net worth as a retired American professional boxer. Evander Holyfield is a professional boxer who has competed in the Heavyweight, Cruiserweight, and Light-Heavyweight divisions, winning a bronze medal at the 1984 Olympics. In addition, he was the Undisputed Heavyweight and Cruiserweight Champion.


Evander, like several other well-known boxers, has struggled financially despite earning hundreds of millions of dollars during his career. Evander made around $230 million over the course of his career, not including inflation. He lost his long-time home to foreclosure in 2008. To pay off his debts, he was forced to sell most of his assets.


Evander Holyfield was born in the Alabama town of Atmore on October 19, 1962. He was the ninth child in a family of nine. His family relocated to Atlanta, Georgia, where he grew up in the dangerous Bowen Homes Housing Projects. He began boxing when he was seven years old and won the Boys Club Boxing Tournament. Fighting in the Heavyweight, Cruiserweight, and Light-Heavyweight divisions, Holyfield made a name for himself in the ring. At the age of 13, Holyfield qualified for his first junior Olympic competition. He was the Southeastern Regional Champion by the age of 15, having won the regional tournament and the Best Boxer award. Holyfield competed in the 1983 Pan American Games in Caracas, Venezuela, representing the United States. He took silver and qualified for his first Olympic Games.


Professional Career: Evander Holyfield made his professional debut at the age of 21 after winning bronze in the Light Heavyweight division at the 1984 Summer Olympics. “The Real Deal” was his moniker. He moved up to the cruiserweight division in 1985, and won his first title the following year when he defeated Dwight Muhammad Qawi for the WBA Cruiserweight title. He then went on to defeat Ricky Parkey and Carlos De Leon to win the Lineal, IBF, and WBC cruiserweight titles, eventually becoming the Undisputed Cruiserweight Champion. He won his first heavyweight title in 1988, when he defeated Buster Douglas for The Ring, Lineal, WBC, WBA, and IBF titles. Holyfield didn’t lose a professional fight until 1992, when he was defeated by Riddick Bowe. In a rematch a year later, he defeated Bowe for the WBA and IBF titles, but lost them to Michael Moorer in an upset the following year.


Other notable victories for Evander include victories over George Foreman, Larry Holmes, Riddick Bowe, Ray Mercer, Mike Tyson (twice), Michael Moorer, John Ruiz, Michael Dokes, and Hasim Rahman. Evander Holyfield is also the only four-time World Heavyweight Champion in history. He was the WBA, WBC, and IBF champion in 1990, the WBA and IBF champion in 1993, and the WBA champion in 1996 and 2000. He was forced to take a medical leave of absence in 1994, but triumphantly returned a year later with a clean bill of health.


Holyfield defeated Mike Tyson in a now-famous 1997 fight in which Tyson was disqualified for biting off a piece of Holyfield’s ear during the fight. In 1999, Holyfield was defeated by Lennox Lewis for the WBA, WBC, and IBF titles. On December 20, 2008, he attempted but failed to win the World Heavyweight Championship for the fifth time, losing a controversial majority decision to WBA Heavyweight Champion Nicolay Valuev in Sweden. He was 45 years old at the time. Holyfield announced his retirement in 2014, and he was ranked 77th on The Ring’s list of the 100 greatest punchers of all time. He had 44 wins (29 knockouts), 10 losses, and two draws in his career. In 2017, he was elected to the International Boxing Hall of Fame. In BoxRec’s list of the greatest pound-for-pound boxers of all time, Holyfield is ranked No. 9. After retiring from boxing, Holyfield became a boxing advisor and mentor to heavyweight contender Zhang Zhilei.


Other ventures: Holyfield founded Real Deal Records, which signed, among others, the one-time hit band Exhale. By 1992, Holyfield had become a household name, having endorsed a slew of products in Coca-Cola and Diet Coke commercials. “Evander Holyfield’s Real Deal Boxing.” a Sega Genesis video game, also featured Holyfield. He is one of several celebrities who have appeared in ads for the Zaxby’s restaurant chain. In 1996, Holyfield carried the Olympic torch on its way to his hometown of Atlanta, which was hosting the games at the time. Holyfield launched the Real Deal Grill line of cooking products via infomercials in 2007.


Holyfield has made numerous television appearances over the years, the first of which was a cameo on the “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” Christmas special in 1990. During the 1990s, he appeared in three films: “Summer of Sam” “Necessary Roughness” and “Blood Salvage” which he also produced. In 1994, he appeared in a cameo on Nickelodeon’s GUTS. Holyfield made an appearance on “Dancing with the Stars” in 2005. He finished fifth with his partner Edyta Sliwinska. After making derogatory remarks about a homosexual roommate, Holyfield became the first housemate on the UK’s “Celebrity Big Brother” in January 2014. Holyfield appeared on the Argentine reality dance show “Bailando” in May 2016.


Personal life: From 1985 to 1991, Holyfield was married to Paulette Brown. In October 1996, he married Dr. Janice Itson. They divorced in 2000 after having one child together. From 2003 to 2012, Evander and Candi Calvana Smith were married. Holyfield has 11 children in total.


Holyfield was linked to Applied Pharmacy Services, which was being investigated in Alabama for supplying athletes with illegal steroids, in February 2007, but he has denied ever using performance-enhancing drugs.


Evander Holyfield’s Financial Problems: Evander Holyfield, like Mike Tyson, managed to blow through a fortune that once topped $200 million. Holyfield won an estimated $230 million in prize money during his career. Unfortunately, when his 109-room Atlanta mansion was lost to foreclosure in 2008, all of that money was gone. On 234 acres, the mansion was 54,000 square feet. The house’s upkeep cost more than $1 million per year. The house was foreclosed on and eventually sold at public auction for $7.5 million. Unfortunately, Evander owed a bank for the house’s mortgage more than twice that amount. He also owed the IRS several hundred thousand dollars in back taxes as of January 2013. Most of Holyfield’s prized possessions, including his Olympic bronze medal, 20 pairs of fight gloves, championship rings, belts, and 25 match robes and shorts, have been sold at auction over the years to pay off debts and obligations.

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