He reportedly agreed to fight South African boxer Francois Botha on January 16, 2010; it was agreed that the venue for the fight would be the Nelson Mandela Memorial Stadium in Kampala, Uganda. Tyson was disqualified and a melee ensued. Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S. Split TD after Rahman sustained eye swelling from accidental head clash. and offered little in the fight against Holyfield, who was in ideal shape at 208 lb. Espero que se haga y yo quería que fuera contra Riddick Bowe porque somos amigos, y del dinero que se está hablando sería algo bastante bueno para una pelea a tres asaltos”, declaró en entrevista con World Boxing News. Many analysts were outraged at the decision, thinking Holyfield had clearly won. In the beginning of a trilogy of bouts with the 25-year-old Riddick Bowe, who had won a silver medal in the 1988 Olympics, in the super heavyweight division, he suffered his first defeat when Bowe won the undisputed title by a 12-round unanimous decision in Las Vegas. Retained WBA and IBF cruiserweight titles; Retained WBA and IBF cruiserweight titles. Holyfield later stated that his heart was misdiagnosed due to the morphine pumped into his body. 1996 was a very good year for Holyfield. Holyfield defeated Jeremy Bates by TKO on August 18, 2006, in a 10-round bout at American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. El cuatro veces campeón del mundo de los pesos pesados se retiró hace ocho años, pero ahora tiene el deseo de volver a pelear, aunque no lo haría con Mike Tyson sino con Riddick Bowe. For his next bout, he returned to France, where he retained the title with an eleven-round knockout against former world champion Ossie Ocasio. Before that fight could occur, in what many consider to be the biggest upset in boxing history, relatively unknown boxer, 29-year-old, 231 lb. Then a deal was signed for him to defend his crown against Mike Tyson in November 1991. Holyfield started out professionally as a light heavyweight with a televised win in six rounds over Lionel Byarm at Madison Square Garden on November 15, 1984. [50], Holyfield's name does not appear in the law enforcement documents reviewed. Holyfield asegura estar listo para enfrentar a Bowe, con el que ya peleó en tres ocasiones (1992, 1993 y 1995) pero sólo lo pudo vencer en una ocasión. Cómo hizo Evander Holyfield para despilfarrar una fortuna de casi USD 250 millones El ex boxeador vive actualmente en un apartamento de dos ambientes, y su … googletag.cmd.push(function() { After the end of the round, Holyfield told his corner that he was unable to see due to the cut. Holyfield was defeated in a rematch eight months later. The fight was declared a draw and John Ruiz maintained the WBA Championship title. Holyfield and Ruiz began their trilogy in August of that year, with Holyfield making history by winning on a controversial, but unanimous 12-round decision to become the first boxer in history to be the World Heavyweight Champion four times. In 2005, Holyfield came in fifth place on ABC's Dancing with the Stars with his partner Edyta Sliwinska. They met on October 25, 1990. Both he and his next opponent, Tyrone Booze, moved up to the cruiserweight division for their fight on July 20, 1985, in Norfolk, Virginia. [24][25] The match was put in jeopardy due to economic disagreements but was later confirmed to be on April 10, 2010, at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. In his first fight of 1992, he faced former world heavyweight champion Larry Holmes, who was 42 years old, and had just pulled off an upset against Ray Mercer. This victory finally set the stage for Holyfield's title fight against Sultan Ibragimov, for the WBO Heavyweight title. Holyfield dominated the fight which was stopped in the second round after he landed roughly twenty consecutive punches on Bates. Although unable to defy his critics by winning a fifth Heavyweight title, Holyfield refused to be backed up by the young champion and even rattled him in the closing part of the 12th round. Evander Holyfield podría regresar a los cuadriláteros, a los 57 años. © Copyright 2009 - 2019 Metro International, Holyfield asegura estar listo para volver a boxear - Getty Images, Fuerte incendio consume subestación de la CFE en Benito Juárez; afectó a 31 mil usuarios, Volcán Lewotolo en Indonesia entra en erupción arrojando gran cantidad de cenizas. El ex boxeador está negociando una pelea en Japón a tres rounds. At the time of the stoppage, Holyfield was behind on two judges' cards, 67–66, while the third judge had it 69–64 for the American boxer. He is currently a boxing adviser to heavyweight prospect Zhang Zhilei. Holyfield was the new undefeated, undisputed heavyweight champion of the World. That bout happened in March of that year. Tyson's teeth tore off a small section of the top of his opponent's ear, known as the helix, and spat that bit of flesh out onto the canvas. In his first defense, he beat former and future world champion George Foreman by unanimous decision. Holyfield had been promised a title shot against Tyson in 1990. Holyfield once again unified his WBA belt with the IBF belt by avenging his defeat by Moorer. The IBF decided to strip Lewis of his belt after he didn't want to fight Don King-promoted fighter Chris Byrd, instead going after Tyson, and declared that the winner of the fight between Holyfield and former WBO Heavyweight Champion Byrd would be recognized as their Heavyweight Champion. Valuev lost the WBA title in his next fight against British boxer David Haye. At 13, he qualified to compete in his first Junior Olympics. The Real Deal Grill is manufactured by Cirtran Corp. Holyfield's popularity has led to numerous television appearances for the boxer. By 1992, Holyfield was already a household name, endorsing multiple products on television, such as Coca-Cola and Diet Coke. His next fight, April 1994, he met former WBO light heavyweight Michael Moorer, who was attempting to become the first southpaw to become the universally recognised world heavyweight champion. Holyfield knocked Bowe down with a single left hook but Bowe prevailed by a knockout in eight. 9 in BoxRec's ranking of the greatest pound for pound boxers of all time. This fight was named one of the best fights of the 1980s by Ring magazine, as best heavyweight bout of the 1980s. He made a guest appearance on Nickelodeon's Nickelodeon GUTS during its third season in 1994. The fight ended with a unanimous decision in favor of Holyfield. Tyson had recovered the WBC and WBA Heavyweight Championship and, after being stripped of the WBC title for not facing Lennox Lewis, defended the WBA title against Holyfield on November 9 of that year. It later surfaced that the chairman of the medical advisory board for the Nevada State Athletic Commission believed his condition to be consistent with HGH use.[13]. Signature Pharmacy was under investigation for illegally supplying several professional athletes with steroids and HGH. Though he beat the count, Holyfield cornered him and landed many punches that forced the referee Russell Mora to stop the bout. He founded Real Deal Records which signed the briefly successful group Exhale. He moved up to heavyweight in 1988, later defeating Buster Douglas in 1990 to claim the unified WBA, WBC and IBF heavyweight titles and the undisputed heavyweight championship. For his third and final bout of 1988, he beat former Heavyweight Champion Pinklon Thomas, also by knockout, in seven rounds. [42] His son, Elijah Holyfield played college football at the University of Georgia.[43]. Holyfield scored the first knockdown of the fight against Cooper with a powerful shot to the body, but Cooper returned the favor with a good right hand that sent Holyfield against the ropes; while not an actual knockdown, referee Mills Lane gave Holyfield a standing eight-count. He replaced Montel Vontavious Porter, who had to pull out after being legitimately diagnosed with a heart condition that was not part of a storyline. He added: "I can still fight. [45] On January 10, 2014, he became the first housemate to be evicted. First, he met former world champion Bobby Czyz, beating him by a knockout in six. In August 2005 it had been reported that the New York State Athletic Commission had banned Evander Holyfield from boxing in New York due to "diminishing skills" despite the fact that Holyfield had passed a battery of medical tests. He won by knocking out Davis in the fourth round. His fortune was drained by frivolous spending, multiple failed business ventures, constant child support payments, and his three divorces, among other things. WBF (Federation) heavyweight title at stake; Thomas & Mack Center, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S. Mandalay Bay Events Center, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. Mike Tyson revela por qué mordió a Evander Holyfield Han pasado 23 años de ese lamentable suceso, el cual lo reprobaron todos los conocedores del boxeo y que condenó a Mike Tyson al declive de su carrera arriba de un cuadrilátero y finalmente explicó por qué mordió la oreja de Holyfield en aquel entonces. Holyfield had looked better in his first four fights since Donald and appeared to have answered the critics who say that he lacked the cutting edge and ability to follow up on crucial openings that he had in his youth. Twenty minutes later, calm was restored and Holyfield went on to recover his world heavyweight titles with a close 12 round majority decision. [40], Holyfield is the younger brother of actor and dancer, Bernard Holyfield, and currently lives and trains in Fayette County, Georgia. He dropped Moorer in round two, but lost a twelve-round majority decision. [6] Holyfield's family later moved to Atlanta, Georgia where he was raised in the crime-ridden Bowen Homes Housing Projects. "Fields" shares the same birth date as Holyfield, October 19, 1962. In what was called by The Ring as the best cruiserweight bout of the 1980s, Holyfield became world champion by defeating Qawi by a narrow 15 round split decision. I don't want to leave until I've become the undisputed heavyweight champion one more time. El 28 de junio de 1997, durante la pelea por el título mundial, Mike le arrancó un pedazo de oreja con una mordida a Evander, por lo que el combate fue suspendido. ... Lejos de venirse a bajo, y a pesar de su edad, 34 años, Holyfield se preparó a conciencia para conquistar por tercera vez el título de los pesos pesados. This made Holyfield the first boxer since Muhammad Ali to win a world heavyweight title three times. Tyson was heavily favored to win, but Holyfield made history by defeating Tyson in an 11th round TKO. Holyfield took his eyes off Bowe for one moment and then told Bowe to look up to the skies. Holyfield regained the crown in a rematch one year later, defeating Bowe for the WBA and IBF titles (Bowe having relinquished the WBC title beforehand). Instead of fighting Tyson, Holyfield was Douglas' first title defense. Holyfield defeated Fres Oquendo by unanimous decision on November 10, 2006, in San Antonio, Texas. They fought in 1996 (Holyfield won by a TKO in 11) and a rematch in 1997 (Holyfield won by disqualification in three, after Tyson bit both of his ears). Holyfield retired in 2014, and is ranked number 77 on The Ring's list of 100 greatest punchers of all time[2] and in 2002 named him the 22nd greatest fighter of the past 80 years. [47], In 2012 The Independent described Holyfield as "flat broke and bankrupt" despite having earned £350 million (US$513 million) over his boxing career. On January 3, 2014, Holyfield became the 12th housemate to enter the 13th series of Celebrity Big Brother (UK). Only 3,127 attended the fight. Holyfield's rematch with Tyson took place on June 28, 1997. However, In June 2014, after not fighting in over three years, Holyfield announced his final retirement. He began 1986 with a knockout in three rounds over former world cruiserweight challenger Chisanda Mutti, and proceeded to beat Jessy Shelby and Terry Mims before being given a world title try by the WBA Cruiserweight Champion Dwight Muhammad Qawi. The fight was mostly uneventful, however, with neither fighter being truly staggered or knocked down. He reigned as the undisputed champion at cruiserweight in the late 1980s and at heavyweight in the early 1990s, and remains the only boxer in history to win the undisputed championship in two weight classes. On March 17, 2007, Holyfield defeated Vinny Maddalone by TKO when Maddalone's corner threw in the towel to save their man from serious injury in the ring. 2002 began as a promising year for Holyfield: in June, he met former World Heavyweight Champion Hasim Rahman, to determine who would face Lewis next. That's been my goal the entire time. Nicknamed "the Real Deal", Holyfield is the only four-time world heavyweight champion, having held the unified WBA, WBC, and IBF titles from 1990 to 1992, the WBA and IBF titles again from 1993 to 1994, the WBA title a third time from 1996 to 1999; the IBF title a third time from 1997 to 1999 and the WBA title for a fourth time from 2000 to 2001. Referee Mills Lane decided to disqualify Tyson initially, but after Holyfield and the ringside doctor intervened and said Holyfield could continue, he relented and allowed the fight to go on. Then came the rematch with Bowe on November 6, 1993. Then, he and Mike Tyson finally met. He culminated 1986 with a trip to Paris, France, where he beat Mike Brothers by a knockout in three, in a non-title bout. In 1990, Holyfield beat Seamus McDonagh, knocking him out in four rounds. Having suffered the first technical knockdown of his professional career, Holyfield regained his composure quickly and administered a beating that left Cooper still on his feet, but unable to defend himself. The organization also expressed that they "will give a decision accordingly in the following weeks." However, the South African could not slow down Holyfield, though he did hurt him, and the American boxer slowly began to punch him more to take control of the bout in the later rounds. On December 20, 2008, he fought, at the Hallenstadion in Zürich, Switzerland, the WBA Heavyweight Champion Nikolai Valuev for a paycheck of $600,000, the lowest amount he has ever received for a championship fight. On October 13, 2007, Holyfield was defeated by Sultan Ibragimov. Broadway by the Bay Theater, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S. "Atlas Shrugged, He Knows What's Eating Tyson," Michael Katz, Dwight Muhammad Qawi vs. Evander Holyfield, Evander Holyfield vs. Dwight Muhammad Qawi II, https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/boxing/34648104, "Are These Really the 80 Best Boxers Ever? [19] Holyfield and Lewis were ordered by the three leading organizations of which they were champions to have an immediate rematch. 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[36][37], After the Nielsen fight, Holyfield attempted to land a shot at a world heavyweight title (all major belts were held by Wladimir and Vitali Klitschko, at that time). In May 2016, Holyfield entered the Argentine dancing reality show Bailando 2016. [18] Holyfield claimed his performance was hindered by stomach and leg cramps. He turned professional at the age of 21, moving up to cruiserweight in 1985 and winning his first world championship the following year, defeating Dwight Muhammad Qawi for the WBA title. He then passed his next examination by the boxing commission. Holyfield later claimed that he contracted hepatitis before the fight.[14]. In late 2007 and early 2008, Holyfield was among a number of celebrities to be doing television ads for the restaurant chain Zaxby's. The WBA did their own investigation into the controversial decision;[23] "As the World Boxing Association (WBA) always cares about and respects the fans' and the media's opinion, the Championship Committee has ordered a panel of judges to review the tape of the fight between Nikolai Valuev and Evander Holyfield, for the WBA heavyweight title" read a statement from the WBA. He successfully defended his titles three times, scoring victories over former champions George Foreman and Larry Holmes, before suffering his first professional loss to Riddick Bowe in 1992. In fact, during this time, Holyfield went to a Benny Hinn crusade in Philadelphia, had Hinn lay hands on him and gave Hinn a check for $265,000 after he was told he was healed. A few weeks before the fight, it was revealed that the bout would be postponed to February 20, 2010. [22] There was talk of a rematch in 2009. On December 14, 2002, Holyfield once again tried to become the first man ever to be Heavyweight Champion five times when he and Byrd met, but Byrd came out as the winner by a 12-round unanimous decision.