A former professional boxer, Evander Holyfield is known for being the first undisputed champion in both the heavyweight and cruiserweight divisions. Nicknamed “The Real Deal”, he represented the United States at the 1984 Olympic Games. Interested in learning more about the athlete? Read on below.
Evander Holyfield– 2017 Facts
The Real Deal, The Warrior
Occupation and Job
Professional Boxer (formerly)
Evander Holyfield rose to fame after winning the Cruiserweight Championships in the 1980’s. From there, he eventually received the Heavyweight Champion title in 1988.
Age – How Old is He?
He is 55 years old
Birthday/Date of Birth
His birthday is on October 19, 1962
Place of Birth/Hometown
Evander Holyfield was born in the small town of Atmore in Alabama. The youngest of nine children, he and his siblings were raised in Atlanta, more specifically in the Bowen Home Housing Projects.
He is African American
Evander Holyfield Height, Weight & Body Facts
How Tall – Height in Feet
He is 6’1″ tall
How Tall – Height in Meters
He is 185cm tall
Weight in Pounds
He currently weighs 224 pounds
Weight in Kilograms
He currently weighs 102kg
At this time, Evander Holyfield’s body measurements are unavailable
34 inches or 86cm
His shoe size has not been disclosed
Is Evander Holyfield in a Relationship?
As far as we know, the former heavyweight champion is currently not in a relationship.
Evander Holyfield’s Girlfriends
He has been married three times in the past. In 1985, he wed his first wife, Paulette Bowen, with whom he stayed with for six years. From there, he was with his second wife, Janice Itson from 1996 to 2000. Then in 2003, he married his third wife, Candi Calvin Smith; they later divorced in 2012.
Back in 2010, his former wife Candi had filed restraining orders against Holyfield for allegedly physical assault.
Annie Laura Holyfield
As far as we know, Evander Holyfield does not have any siblings
He has a brother named Bernard Holyfield
He has eight children with his three ex-wives; three daughters named Eve Elizabeth, Eden Eloise, and Evette Ashley, and five sons named Eli Ethan, Elijah Jedidiah, Eleazar Evan, Elijah Esaias, and Twin Ezekiel.
As a student, he went to Fulton High School, where he dreamt of making the football team. Unfortunately, due to his small stature, most of his time was spent warming the bench.
As far as we know, Evander Holyfield did not go to college. Instead, he had gotten into boxing.
One of the highest paid athletes of the 90’s, Evander Holyfield is said to have earned $11 million a year at the peak of his career.
As of 2017, Evander Holyfield has an estimated net worth of $500,000
Despite his retirement, he still finds way to involve himself with boxing
Broiled steak- he is a big “meat eater”
Favorite TV Show
Favorite Music Artists
Believe it or not, his first love was actually football. As a teen, it was his dream to play for the high school football team, though his small stature at the time ultimately prevented him from doing so.
It wasn’t until later on that he decided to pursue boxing professionally.
Born on October 19, he is a Libra
This information is currently unknown
This information is currently unknown
Evander Holyfield’s Social Media Accounts & Usernames
Evander Holyfield’s Facebook Account
Evander Holyfield’s Twitter Username
Evander Holyfield’s Instagram Username
Evander Holyfield’s Youtube Channel
As far as we know, Evander Holyfield is not active on Youtube
Evander Holyfield’s Snapchat Username
Evander Holyfield is not active on Snapchat as far as we know
Other Interesting Facts:
- A late bloomer, he was only 5’8” upon graduating high school; he later grew over 2 inches in his early twenties
- Soon after getting into boxing at the age of seven, he took home the champion’s title at the Boys Club Boxing Tournament
- Throughout his boxing career, he participated in 57 fights, 44 of which resulted in wins (29 by KO)
- In 2014, he was ranked one of the Greatest Punchers of All Time by The Ring
- He has appeared in numerous TV programmings such as The Kennedy Show, Fox and Friends, Foreman, On Thin Ice, among others
- He made his acting debut in the TV movie, Evander Holyfield vs. Rick Myers in 1985
- Some of his other film credits include Blood Savage (1990), Necessary Roughness (1991), Welcome to Hollywood (1998), Summer of Sam (1999), and Arthur (2011)
- He helped to produce the comedy horror film, Blood Savage in 1990
Evander Holyfield Bio – 2018 Update
Born in Atmore, Alabama, Evander Holyfield began boxing at the age of seven. By the time he was in his early teens, he had already qualified for his first Junior Olympics. Continuing to prove himself over the next few years, he eventually made it to the Pan American Games in Venezuela in 1983; though he ultimately lost to Pablo Romero, he still ended on the podium with a silver medal. Then in 1984, he participated in the Summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles, California, where he finished third. Later that fall, he made his professional debut in the light heavyweight division in a match against Lionel Byarm.
Within a year, Holyfield had moved up to the next division- cruiserweight. As it happened, he eventually defeated Dwight Muhammad Quawi in the ring, which led him to receive the World Champion title in 1986. After a couple more productive years, he became the first universally recognized Cruiserweight Champion, following a successful match with Lineal and Carlos De Leon. Soon afterward, it was announced that he’d be moving up to participate in the Heavyweight Championships (in which he’d end up winning four times). Following a prosperous career, he officially retired from boxing in 2014.
What has he been up to recently? For one thing, he had competed in the Argentine reality series, Bailando 2016 last summer. On the big screen, he also made a cameo in the comedy film, Top Funny Comedian: The Movie.