Evander Holyfield Net Worth. Evander Holyfield (born October 19, 1962) is an American former professional boxer who competed between 1984 and 2011. He reigned as the undisputed champion at cruiserweight in the late 1980s and at heavyweight in the early 1990s, and is the only boxer in history to win the undisputed championship in two weight classes in the three belt era. 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.
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.
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. 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). Holyfield later lost these titles in an upset against Michael Moorer in 1994.
Holyfield was forced to retire in 1994 upon medical advice, only to return a year later with a clean bill of health. In 1996 he defeated Mike Tyson and reclaimed the WBA title, in what was named by The Ring magazine as the Fight of the Year and Upset of the Year. This made Holyfield the first boxer since Muhammad Ali to win a world heavyweight title three times. Holyfield won a 1997 rematch against Tyson, which saw the latter disqualified in round three for biting off part of Holyfield’s ear. During this reign as champion, he also avenged his loss to Michael Moorer and reclaimed the IBF title.
In 1999 he faced Lennox Lewis in a unification fight for the undisputed WBA, WBC and IBF titles, which ended in a controversial split draw. Holyfield was defeated in a rematch eight months later. The following year, he defeated John Ruiz for the vacant WBA title, becoming the first boxer in history to win a version of the heavyweight title four times. Holyfield lost a rematch against Ruiz seven months later and faced him for the third time in a draw.
Holyfield retired in 2014, and is ranked number 77 on The Ring‘s list of 100 greatest punchers of all time and in 2002 named him the 22nd greatest fighter of the past 80 years. He currently ranks No.91 in BoxRec‘s ranking of the greatest pound for pound boxers of all time. BoxingScene ranked him the greatest cruiserweight of all time. He is also the first boxer to hold world titles in three different decades, in the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s. In 2015, he was inducted into the International Sports Hall of Fame.
What is Evander Holyfield’s Net Worth and Career Earnings?
Net Worth: $1 Million
Date of Birth: Oct 19, 1962 (60 years old)
Place of Birth: Atmore
Height: 6 ft (1.854 m)
Profession: Professional Boxer, Actor
Nationality: United States of America
Evander Holyfield is a retired American professional boxer who has a net worth of $1 million. Evander Holyfield fought at the Heavyweight, Cruiserweight, and Light-Heavyweight Divisions, and won a Bronze medal at the 1984 Olympic Games. He was also an Undisputed Champion in both the Heavyweight and Cruiserweight Divisions.
Unfortunately, like several prominent boxers Evander has experienced severe financial problems despite earning hundreds of millions of dollars during his career. Evander earned around $230 million during his career, without even adjusting for inflation. In 2008 he lost his longtime home to foreclosure. He was forced to sell off most of his assets to pay down various debts. More info about these financial issues at the end of this article.
Evander Holyfield was born on October 19, 1962, in Atmore, Alabama. He was the youngest of nine children. The family moved to Atlanta, Georgia where he was raised in the crime-ridden Bowen Homes Housing Projects. He started boxing at just age seven and won the Boys Club Boxing Tournament. Holyfield made a name for himself in the ring fighting at the Heavyweight, Cruiserweight and Light-Heavyweight Divisions. Young Holyfield qualified to compete in his first junior Olympic at the age of 13. By the time he turned 15, he already became the Southeastern Regional Champion, winning the regional tournament and the Best Boxer award. Holyfield represented the United States in the 1983 Pan American Games in Caracas, Venezuela. He won the silver medal and qualified for his first Olympics.