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Evander Holyfield boxer

Evander Holyfield image
Status inactive
Division heavyweight
Height 6′ 2½″/189cm
Reach 78″/198cm
Debut 1984-11-15
Born 1962-10-19
Nationality USA
Residence Atlanta, Georgia, USA
bouts
57
won
44
lost
10
draw
2
bouts
57
won
44
lost
10
draw
2
Status inactive
Division heavyweight
Height 6′ 2½″/189cm
Reach 78″/198cm
Debut 1984-11-15
Born 1962-10-19
Nationality USA
Residence Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Evander Holyfield (born October 19, 1962) is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1984 to 2011. 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. 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 and between 1996 and 1999; and the WBA title for a fourth time from 2000 to 2001.As an amateur, Holyfield represented the United States at the 1984 Summer Olympics, winning a bronze medal in the light heavyweight division. 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. Holyfield then went on to defeat Ricky Parkey and Carlos de León to win the WBC and IBF titles, thus becoming the undisputed cruiserweight champion. 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.

Evander Holyfield (born October 19, 1962) is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1984 to 2011. 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. 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 and between 1996 and 1999; and the WBA title for a fourth time from 2000 to 2001.As an amateur, Holyfield represented the United States at the 1984 Summer Olympics, winning a bronze medal in the light heavyweight division. 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. Holyfield then went on to defeat Ricky Parkey and Carlos de León to win the WBC and IBF titles, thus becoming the undisputed cruiserweight champion. 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.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
May 7, 2011 Brian Nielsen WWWLWW Koncerthuset, Copenhagen WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 22, 2011 Sherman Williams WWWWWL The Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs
NC
April 10, 2010 Frans Botha LDWWWD Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas vacant World Boxing Federation World Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 20, 2008 Nikolay Valuev WWLWWW Hallenstadion, Zurich LOSS
Majority decision
Oct. 13, 2007 Sultan Ibragimov WWWDWW Khodynka Ice Palace, Moscow World Boxing Organisation World Heavyweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
June 30, 2007 Lou Savarese WLLWWW Don Haskins Center, El Paso WIN
Unanimous decision
March 17, 2007 Vinny Maddalone WWLWW American Bank Center, Corpus Christi WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 10, 2006 Fres Oquendo WWLLWW Alamodome, San Antonio vacant USBA Heavyweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Aug. 18, 2006 Jeremy Bates WLWWLL American Airlines Center, Dallas WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 13, 2004 Larry Donald DLWLWW Madison Square Garden, New York vacant NABC Heavyweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
Oct. 4, 2003 James Toney WWWWWW Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas LOSS
Technical knockout
Dec. 14, 2002 Chris Byrd WLWWWW Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City LOSS
Unanimous decision
June 1, 2002 Hasim Rahman LWWWWL Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City WIN
TD
Dec. 15, 2001 John Ruiz WWWWLW Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket DRAW
Split-decision
March 3, 2001 John Ruiz WWWWWL Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas LOSS
Unanimous decision
Aug. 12, 2000 John Ruiz WWWWWW Paris Las Vegas, Las Vegas WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 13, 1999 Lennox Lewis WWWWWD Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas International Boxing Federation World Heavyweight

vacant International Boxing Organization World Heavyweight

World Boxing Association World Heavyweight

World Boxing Council World Heavyweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
March 13, 1999 Lennox Lewis WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York International Boxing Federation World Heavyweight

World Boxing Association World Heavyweight

World Boxing Council World Heavyweight

DRAW
Split-decision
Sept. 19, 1998 Vaughn Bean WLWWWW Georgia Dome, Atlanta International Boxing Federation World Heavyweight

World Boxing Association World Heavyweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 8, 1997 Michael Moorer WLWWWW Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas International Boxing Federation World Heavyweight

World Boxing Association World Heavyweight

WIN
Corner retirement
June 28, 1997 Mike Tyson WWWWWL MGM Grand, Las Vegas WIN
DQ
Nov. 9, 1996 Mike Tyson WWWWWW MGM Grand, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
May 10, 1996 Bobby Czyz WWLWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Corner retirement
Nov. 4, 1995 Riddick Bowe WLWWW Caesars Palace, Las Vegas LOSS
Technical knockout
May 20, 1995 Ray Mercer WLWWWD Convention Center, Atlantic City WIN
Unanimous decision
April 22, 1994 Michael Moorer WWWWWW Caesars Palace, Las Vegas International Boxing Federation World Heavyweight

World Boxing Association World Heavyweight

LOSS
Majority decision
Nov. 6, 1993 Riddick Bowe WWWWWW Caesars Palace, Las Vegas WIN
Majority decision
June 26, 1993 Alex Stewart WLWWWW Convention Center, Atlantic City WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 13, 1992 Riddick Bowe WWWWWW Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas International Boxing Federation World Heavyweight

World Boxing Association World Heavyweight

World Boxing Council World Heavyweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
June 19, 1992 Larry Holmes WWWWWW Caesars Palace, Las Vegas International Boxing Federation World Heavyweight

World Boxing Association World Heavyweight

World Boxing Council World Heavyweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 23, 1991 Bert Cooper LLWWWW The Omni, Atlanta International Boxing Federation World Heavyweight

World Boxing Association World Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
April 19, 1991 George Foreman WWWWWW Convention Center, Atlantic City International Boxing Federation World Heavyweight

World Boxing Association World Heavyweight

World Boxing Council World Heavyweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 25, 1990 James Douglas WWWWWW Mirage Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas International Boxing Federation World Heavyweight

World Boxing Association World Heavyweight

World Boxing Council World Heavyweight

WIN
KO
June 1, 1990 Seamus McDonagh WWWWWW Convention Hall, Atlantic City World Boxing Council Continental Americas Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 4, 1989 Alex Stewart WWWWWW Trump Plaza Hotel, Atlantic City World Boxing Council Continental Americas Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
July 15, 1989 Adilson Rodrigues WWWWWW Caesars Tahoe, Outdoor Arena, Stateline WIN
KO
March 11, 1989 Michael Dokes WWWWWW Caesars Palace, Las Vegas World Boxing Council Continental Americas Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 9, 1988 Pinklon Thomas WLWWWL Convention Hall, Atlantic City WIN
Corner retirement
July 16, 1988 James Tillis LWLLWW Caesars Tahoe, Outdoor Arena, Stateline WIN
Corner retirement
April 9, 1988 Carlos De Leon LWWWWW Caesars Palace, Sports Pavilion, Las Vegas International Boxing Federation World Cruiserweight

World Boxing Association World Cruiserweight

World Boxing Council World Cruiserweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 5, 1987 Dwight Muhammad Qawi WWLWLW Convention Center, Atlantic City International Boxing Federation World Cruiserweight

World Boxing Association World Cruiserweight

WIN
KO
Aug. 15, 1987 Ossie Ocasio WWWLWW Parking de Nouveau Port, Saint-Tropez International Boxing Federation World Cruiserweight

World Boxing Association World Cruiserweight

WIN
Technical knockout
May 15, 1987 Ricky Parkey WLWWWW Caesars Palace, Las Vegas International Boxing Federation World Cruiserweight

World Boxing Association World Cruiserweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 14, 1987 Henry Tillman WLWWWW Bally's Hotel & Casino, Goldwyn Balroom, Reno World Boxing Association World Cruiserweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 8, 1986 Mike Brothers WWWLWL Usines Center, Paris World Boxing Association World Cruiserweight

WIN
Technical knockout
July 12, 1986 Dwight Muhammad Qawi WWWWWW The Omni, Atlanta World Boxing Association World Cruiserweight

WIN
Split-decision
May 28, 1986 Terry Mims LLWLWL Landmark Hotel, Metairie WIN
KO
April 6, 1986 Jesse Shelby WWLDWW Memorial Coliseum, Corpus Christi WIN
KO
March 1, 1986 Chisanda Mutti WDWWWL Lancaster Host Resort, Lancaster WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 21, 1985 Anthony Davis WWLWWL Pavilion Convention Center, Virginia Beach WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 30, 1985 Jeff Meachem WWWWWL Harrah's Marina Hotel Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 29, 1985 Rick Myers LLWLWL The Omni, Atlanta WIN
Corner retirement
July 20, 1985 Tyrone Booze WDWWDL Scope Arena, Norfolk WIN
Unanimous decision
April 20, 1985 Mark Rivera WWWWWL Memorial Coliseum, Corpus Christi WIN
Technical knockout
March 13, 1985 Fred Brown LLWLLL Scope Arena, Norfolk WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 20, 1985 Eric Winbush WWWWLL Harrah's Marina Hotel Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 15, 1984 Lionel Byarm WWLDWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Unanimous decision