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Evander Holyfield (born in Atmore, Alabama, USA) is a famous Athlete from USA, he is 56 years old and still alive, born October 19, 1962.

Biography

Evander Holyfield is a professional boxer from the United States. Call his name is "The Real Deal" and "The Warrior". He is the only one who has been world champion in heavyweight boxing four times. Evander currently lives in Atlanta with his wife and three children.

Holyfield became undisputed heavyweight boxing world champion when he beat James Buster Douglas in 1990. A fight against Mike Tyson was long planned and in high demand. The fight should have been 1991, but after Tyson got injured during training and later was convicted of rape in 1992, it appeared that it would never happen. Holyfield chose instead to defend the title against the young and promising American Riddick Bowe. Holyfield stood tall above, a total of 12 laps and had the canvas for 11 rounds. The battle is considered one of the best games in the 1990s. In 1993 it was clear for the return match and Holyfield regained the title against Riddick Bowe overweight.

In 1994, Holyfield lost the title again against American Michael Moorer. After Mike Tyson in 1995 got out of jail, the two rivals finally meet. Holyfield sent shock-waves through the boxing world when Mike Tyson was knocked out on a technical knockout in 11 rounds. Return fight was in June 1997, but was stopped and disqualified Tyson after Tyson bit Holyfield on both ears in the 3rd round. The following year saw a return match against Michael Moorer in which Holyfield defeated Moorer in a brutal battle. The fight was stopped in the 8th round technical knockout.

In 1999, faced Holyfield Lennox Lewis in the fight to become undisputed heavyweight champion. The fight was at Madison Square Garden in New York and ended up tied on points. The decision was highly controversial. Return fight a few months later in Las Vegas ended in victory points to Lewis in a close game.

Holyfield made history when he defeated in 2000, John Ruiz in the fight for WBA title and became the first heavyweight boxer who was world champion for 4 time.

In 2007, Holyfield title fight back against the Russian Ibragimov Sultan. 45 years old Holyfield could be oldest ever champion and world champion for the fifth time, but in Moscow he lost the fight on points.

Holyfield last preliminary match was against Danish Brian Nielsen in Copenhagen, 7 May 2011. Holyfield won the fight.

Zodiac etc.

He is born under the zodiac libra, who is known for Balance, Justice, Truth, Beauty, Perfection. Our collection contains 6 quotes who is written / told by Evander.

Related authors: Lennox Lewis, Michael Moorer, Mike Tyson

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Famous quotes by Evander Holyfield (6)


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"No. I probably do better not being in politics. They have too much control over you when you are in politics"
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"It is not the size of a man but the size of his heart that matters"
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"Well, of course a boxing match is hard because boxing isn't set for you to do good. You have to force your will upon someone, but dancing you don't have to force your will. It should be a lot easier because if I make a mistake I don't get hit"
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"My goal is to be the undisputed Heavyweight Champion of the World"
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"Well, when I think of steroids I think of an image. You have the advantage over someone, which is a form of cheating. I guess it wouldn't be right unless it was legal for everybody. Reason it's not legal for everybody is because it can hurt people seriously"
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"Well, number one I like dancing. Number two I knew it would be challenging because I had never done this type of dance before. I always wanted to and I happened to have the courage to go out there and give it my best shot"


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