Evander Holyfield Net Worth 2020, Biography, Career, and Personal Life.
Evander Holyfield Net Worth 2020 – Boxer Evander Holyfield fought in the Olympics and reigned as the world heavyweight champion from 1990 to 1992, and again from 1993 to 1994.
In an infamous bout in 1996, Holyfield’s ear was bitten by Mike Tyson.
Born October 19, 1962, Evander Holyfield won the bronze medal at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics before going pro.
He became a world heavyweight champion when he defeated James “Buster” Douglas in 1990.
He lost the title to Riddick Bowe in 1992, but won it back a year later, in a rematch with Bowe.
In 1994, however, he again lost the title, when Michael Moorer defeated him. Holyfield attracted a lot of attention in 2005 when he performed on the hit show Dancing with the Stars.
After the Olympics, Holyfield turned professional and first fought in the junior heavyweight and cruiserweight classes.
He won the World Boxing Association’s (WBA) World Cruiserweight title in 1986 by defeating the reigning champion Dwight Qwai.
Holyfield trained hard to become big enough and strong enough to compete as a heavyweight fighter.
In 1990, he became the world heavyweight champion, defeating James “Buster” Douglas, the holder of the WBA, International Boxing Federation (IBF), and World Boxing Council (WBC) championship titles. Holyfield took out Douglas in only seven minutes.
Holyfield’s intense rivalry with boxer Riddick Bowe began in the early 1990s: He suffered a big defeat to Bowe in 1992, losing his title. It was his first loss in 29 professional fights.
After briefly contemplating retirement, Holyfield was back in the ring and anxious to reclaim his title. He did just that when he got his rematch with Bowe in 1993, winning by decision.
Holyfield didn’t hold on to his title for too long. The next year Michael Moorer defeated him by decision.
Away from the boxing world, Evander Holyfield is a pastor whose heroes are Martin Luther King, Jr. and South Africa’s Nelson Mandela.
Aside from contributing financially to evangelical causes, he began a college fund for students who come from poor families.
In 1996, he published his autobiography entitled Holyfield: The Humble Warrior. In 2003, he married for the third time.
Evander Holyfield Net Worth
Evander Holyfield is a retired American professional boxer who has a net worth of $500 thousand.