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Nickname: Real Deal

Evander Holyfield

Legend
Born Oct 19, 1962
Age 51
Height 6'2"
Reach 78"
Head Trainers Ronnie Shields
Stance Orthodox
Division Heavyweight
Years Active 1984-2004; 2006-08; 2009-Present
Record 44 10 2
NC 1
KOs 29
KO% 50%

  Origin  

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

  Profile  

 

      Strengths  

    Immense heart and will
    Can box and slug
    Extremely durable
    Good combinations; Handspeed
    Experience vs top opposition

      Facts  

    Was the first undisputed world Cruiserweight Champion.

    Was the first 4-time Heavyweight Champion.

    Defeated Mike Tyson twice. 

        Major World Titles  

      World Cruiserweight
      1988–1988

      WBA Cruiserweight
      1986-88

      IBF Cruiserweight
      1987–88

      WBC Cruiserweight
      1988

      UNDISPUTED Heavyweight
      1990-92

      IBF/ WBA Heavyweight
      1993-94

      WBA Heavyweight
      1996-99

      IBF Heavyweight
      1997-99

      WBA Heavyweight
      2000-01

        Significant Wins  

      TD 8 Hasim Rahman - 2002
      TKO Michael Moorer - 1998
      TKO 11 Mike Tyson -1996
      MD 12 Riddick Bowe - 1993
      UD 10 Ray Mercer -1993
      UD 12 George Foreman - 1991
      KO 3 Buster Douglas - 1990
      TKO 8 Alex Stuart - 1989
      TKO 10 Michael Dokes - 1989
      KO 4 Dwight M. Qawi-1987
      SD 15 Dwight M. Qawi-1986 

        Significant Loses  

      UD 12 John Ruiz - 2001
      UD 12 Lennox Lewis - 1999
      TKO 8 Riddick Bowe - 1995
      UD 12 Riddick Bowe - 1992

        Amateur Info  

      Won a bronze medal in the 1984 Summer Olympic Games after a controversial disqualification in the 2nd Round.

       

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