"Lo tenía todo hablado para hacerlo en Japón, pero nadie se ha puesto en contacto conmigo estos días. Tyson was disqualified and a melee ensued. 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. In the episode, he is an animated character but the producers wanted to make the most of Holyfield's ear, so his animated character was only given half an ear. [53] Consequently, the bout was ruled a no contest. Mike Tyson in 10 rounds in Tokyo to become the new undisputed heavyweight champion. Holyfield had been promised a title shot against Tyson in 1990. Holyfield landed brutal power shots, culminated by repeated vicious uppercuts that snapped Cooper's head back. and offered little in the fight against Holyfield, who was in ideal shape at 208 lb. He culminated 1986 with a trip to Paris, France, where he beat Mike Brothers by a knockout in three, in a non-title bout. [40], Holyfield is the younger brother of actor and dancer, Bernard Holyfield, and currently lives and trains in Fayette County, Georgia. He founded Real Deal Records which signed the briefly successful group Exhale. Holyfield won an eight-round decision over Booze. For the first time, Holyfield's performance called into question whether age was diminishing his ability to continue as a championship fighter.[17]. ... 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. In the third round Douglas tried to start a combination with a big right uppercut. 9 in BoxRec's ranking of the greatest pound for pound boxers of all time. Holyfield weighed in at 208 pounds and Foreman weighed in at 257 pounds. Holyfield later lost these titles in an upset against Michael Moorer in 1994. 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. The listed address for "Fields" was 794 Evander, Fairfield, Ga. 30213. Evander Holyfield explicó a detalle cómo le ganó la guerra psicológica a Mike Tyson para noquearlo en la memorable primera pelea que ambos sostuvieron el 9 de noviembre de 1996 en Las Vegas. Buster Douglas defeated the 23-year-old, 218 lb. 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. Others argued that Tyson, knowing he was on his way to another knockout loss, was looking for a way out of the fight. A Utah landscaping firm also has gone to court seeking $550,000 in unpaid debt for services. El ex boxeador está negociando una pelea en Japón a tres rounds. Holyfield was ahead, so he was declared the winner by a technical decision. [19] Holyfield and Lewis were ordered by the three leading organizations of which they were champions to have an immediate rematch. Luego de casi 8 años de inactividad profesional, el boxeador de los Estados Unidos Evander Holyfield, anunció por redes sociales que volverá a los encordados, a sus 57 años de edad. 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 fight ended with a unanimous decision in favor of Holyfield. Though he beat the count, Holyfield cornered him and landed many punches that forced the referee Russell Mora to stop the bout. Hace 22 años Mike Tyson y Evander Holyfield protagonizaron una de las peleas más recordadas del mundo del boxeo, pues se vivió una de las experiencias más extrañas e impresionantes que los pugilistas nos han dejado ver. However, after more than a year of trying to land this fight, Yahoo News reported his intention to retire in 2012, with Holyfield stating, "The game's been good to me and I hope I've been good to the game. [7] He began boxing at age seven and won the Boys Club boxing tournament. At the weigh-in, he weighed 214 pounds, Valuev weighed a career low of 310 pounds. [18] Holyfield claimed his performance was hindered by stomach and leg cramps. 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. [28][29], Holyfield started slowly as usual in the early going. In 1996 Holyfield was given the opportunity to carry the Olympic torch when it was on its way to his hometown of Atlanta for that year's Olympics. Nielsen had never been this light in his career. 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). At age 42, Holyfield returned to the ring to face Larry Donald on November 13, 2004. This was the third occasion on which Holyfield won the WBA Heavyweight title. In 1998 Holyfield had only one fight, making a mandatory defense against Vaughn Bean, who was defeated by decision at the Georgia Dome in the champion's hometown. [4] BoxingScene also ranked him the greatest cruiserweight of all time.[5]. He made the mistake of getting into a slugfest with the younger, bigger and stronger Bowe, leading to his defeat. However, In June 2014, after not fighting in over three years, Holyfield announced his final retirement. 1988 was another productive year for Holyfield; he started by becoming the first universally recognized World Cruiserweight Champion after defeating the Lineal & WBC Champion Carlos De León at Las Vegas. For his third and final bout of 1988, he beat former Heavyweight Champion Pinklon Thomas, also by knockout, in seven rounds. Holyfield dominated the fight which was stopped in the second round after he landed roughly twenty consecutive punches on Bates. Tyson bit Holyfield again, this time on the other ear. Holyfield had minor roles in three movies during the 1990s, Summer of Sam, Necessary Roughness, and Blood Salvage (which he also produced). What they saw was a man in a parachute flying dangerously close to them. On October 30 in Atlantic City Holyfield knocked out opponent Jeff Meachem in five rounds, and his last fight for 1985 was against Anthony Davis on December 21 in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Holyfield countered with a straight right hand and Douglas went down for the count. He retained his belt, winning by seventh-round knockout, and then went on to unify his WBA belt with the IBF belt held by Ricky Parkey, knocking Parkey out in three rounds. Holyfield later stated that his heart was misdiagnosed due to the morphine pumped into his body. His former trainer, Teddy Atlas, had predicted that Tyson would get himself disqualified, calling Tyson "a very weak and flawed person".[16]. First, he met former world champion Bobby Czyz, beating him by a knockout in six. He denied ever using performance enhancers. Se especulaba que su rival fuera Tyson por la historia que tienen. “Siempre me gustó ir hacia el frente, pero todos pensaban que le iba a correr a Mike“, dijo Holyfield en entrevista para BBC Radio 5 Live. 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. When he was 20 years old, Holyfield represented the U.S. in the 1983 Pan American Games in Caracas, Venezuela, where he won a silver medal after losing to Cuban world champion Pablo Romero. Holyfield knocked Moorer to the canvas five times and referee Mitch Halpern stopped the fight between the eighth and ninth rounds under the advice of physician Flip Homansky. By 1992, Holyfield was already a household name, endorsing multiple products on television, such as Coca-Cola and Diet Coke. 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. Retained WBA and IBF cruiserweight titles; Retained WBA and IBF cruiserweight titles. He added: "I can still fight. Holyfield was forced to retire in 1994 upon medical advice, only to return a year later with a clean bill of health. Holyfield's rematch with Tyson took place on June 28, 1997. He dropped Moorer in round two, but lost a twelve-round majority decision. He is separated from his third wife Candi,[41] with whom he has two children. I'm 50 years old (on Friday) and I've pretty much did everything that I wanted to do in boxing. [26] When asked about his upcoming bout, the four-time world heavyweight champion said: "I've been hearing for a while that I can't do it. Tyson was heavily favored to win, but Holyfield made history by defeating Tyson in an 11th round TKO. [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. Holyfield started the bout slowly and in the second round, he was cut in the left eye following an accidental clash of heads. Holyfield once again unified his WBA belt with the IBF belt by avenging his defeat by Moorer. Nielsen had said that although it would be mighty difficult for him to beat Holyfield, he promised it would not be a one sided affair. In his first defense, he beat former and future world champion George Foreman by unanimous decision. Descubre más sobre Evander Holyfield (Boxeador): su cumpleaños, lo que hizo antes de la fama, su vida de familia, curiosidades, popularidad y más. He also had a video game released for the Sega Genesis and the Sega Game Gear: Evander Holyfield's Real Deal Boxing. He then passed his next examination by the boxing commission. Holyfield was the new undefeated, undisputed heavyweight champion of the World. 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. 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? 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. Twenty minutes later, calm was restored and Holyfield went on to recover his world heavyweight titles with a close 12 round majority decision. 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. His first fight as a Heavyweight took place on July 16, when he beat former Tyson rival James "Quick" Tillis by a knockout in five, in Lake Tahoe, Nevada (Tillis had gone the distance with Tyson). The official weigh-in was held on Friday night in Denmark, with Holyfield at 225 pounds, while his opponent Nielsen, with his shorts on, weighed 238 pounds. Holyfield won a 1997 rematch against Tyson, which saw the latter disqualified in round three for biting off part of Holyfield's ear. Maybe I'd be sore and sick, but I'd have the victory. This victory finally set the stage for Holyfield's title fight against Sultan Ibragimov, for the WBO Heavyweight title. [6] Holyfield's family later moved to Atlanta, Georgia where he was raised in the crime-ridden Bowen Homes Housing Projects. Holyfield knocked Oquendo down in the first minute of the first round and continued to be the aggressor throughout the fight, winning a unanimous decision by scores of 116–111 and 114–113 twice. On August 13, 2007, Holyfield was confirmed to participate in a boxing match at World Wrestling Entertainment's Saturday Night's Main Event XXXV against Matt Hardy. Holyfield began 1989 meeting another former Heavyweight Champion, Michael Dokes. Adding to his financial problems, Toi Irvin, mother of his then 10-year-old son, filed suit for non-payment of two months child support (he was paying $3,000 per month for this child). 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. They met on October 25, 1990. Holyfield was leading on two of the three scorecards when the fight was stopped in the eighth round due to a severe hematoma on Rahman's forehead above his left eye that was caused by a headbutt earlier in the fight. [49], On February 28, 2007, Holyfield was anonymously linked to Applied Pharmacy Services, a pharmacy in Alabama that was under investigation for supplying athletes with illegal steroids and human growth hormone (HGH). As an amateur, Holyfield represented the United States at the 1984 Summer Olympics, winning a bronze medal in the light heavyweight division. }); Ahora puedes inscribirte para recibir en tu correo electrónico las principales noticias de Publimetro, Activa las notificaciones push para mantenerte siempre informado con Publimetro.com.mx, Notificaciones Bloqueadas Publimetro.com.mx. 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. 1996 was a very good year for Holyfield. Red Bull realiza parada de pits en gravedad cero, Jorge Vergara le salvó la vida al padre del 'Chapo' Sánchez. "[20], In 2000, Lewis was stripped of the WBA belt for failing to meet lightly regarded Don King fighter John Ruiz, having fought Ruiz's conqueror David Tua, and the WBA ordered Holyfield and Ruiz to meet for that organization's world title belt. [54], Holyfield vs. Moorer, Holyfield vs. Bowe III. Then came the rematch with Bowe on November 6, 1993. Evander, de 58 años de edad, está machacándose en el gimnasio Heavyweight Factory en Hollywood, FL, y muchos son los que piensan que todo es con el propósito de lograr una revancha con su antiguo contrincante. 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. In his last fight of 1987, he offered Muhammad Qawi a rematch and, this time, he beat Qawi by a knockout in only four rounds. Holyfield pushed Nielsen into a corner and battered him with combinations until the referee stopped the contest. On January 3, 2014, Holyfield became the 12th housemate to enter the 13th series of Celebrity Big Brother (UK). The immediate aftermath of the incident was bedlam. He was the first man to knock down Mercer. Holyfield won by a knockout in the 10th round, and then he met Brazilian Champion Adilson Rodrigues, who lasted two rounds. All it does is light a fire under me to prove people wrong." El ex campeón de boxeo, el estadounidense Evander Holyfield, tiene un "recado" para uno de sus más acérrimos rivales, Mike Tyson. On January 20, 1985, he won another six-round decision over Eric Winbush in Atlantic City, New Jersey. He and Hinn subsequently became friends and he became a frequent visitor to Hinn's crusades. [6] He grew an additional 2 1⁄2 inches (6.4 cm) in his early 20s, finally reaching his adult height of 6 ft 2 1⁄2 in (1.89 m). However, a patient by the name of "Evan Fields" caught investigators' attention. Next came another rematch, this time against Michael Moorer, who had recovered the IBF's world title. Holyfield defeated Jeremy Bates by TKO on August 18, 2006, in a 10-round bout at American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. The fight was mostly uneventful, however, with neither fighter being truly staggered or knocked down. 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]. Seven months later, in March 2001, it was Ruiz's turn to make history at Holyfield's expense when he surprisingly managed to knock Holyfield down and beat him by a 12-round decision to become the first Hispanic ever to win a Heavyweight title. [45] On January 10, 2014, he became the first housemate to be evicted. Holyfield blamed his lackluster performance on a perforated (broken) eardrum.[21]. Many speculated that an immediate rematch would be the most likely scenario, but this never materialised. © 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. 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. googletag.cmd.push(function() { The man almost entered the ring, but his parachute had gotten entangled in the lights and he landed on the ropes and apron of the ring, and he was then pulled into the crowd, where he was beaten by members of Bowe's entourage. In May 2016, Holyfield entered the Argentine dancing reality show Bailando 2016. 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. After that fight, he announced he was moving up in weight to pursue the World Heavyweight Championship held by Tyson. [48], As of 2019, Holyfield was earning about $1.2 million a year, mostly through personal appearances. On March 13, he knocked out Fred Brown in the first round in Norfolk, Virginia, and on April 20, he knocked out Mark Rivera in two rounds in Corpus Christi, Texas. [42] His son, Elijah Holyfield played college football at the University of Georgia.[43]. Despite getting a swollen eye in the 4th round, Nielsen kept on clowning to provoke Holyfield throughout the bout, prompting his trainer, Paul Duvill, to beg him to stop fooling around and focus on Holyfield. 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. His fortune was drained by frivolous spending, multiple failed business ventures, constant child support payments, and his three divorces, among other things. Evander Holyfield was born on October 19, 1962, in the mill town of Atmore, Alabama. Holyfield knocked Bowe down with a single left hook but Bowe prevailed by a knockout in eight. However, watching a television show hosted by preacher Benny Hinn, Holyfield says he felt his heart heal. By age 15, Holyfield became the Southeastern Regional Champion, winning this tournament and the Best Boxer Award. This fight was named one of the best fights of the 1980s by Ring magazine, as best heavyweight bout of the 1980s. googletag.display('ad_header'); During this reign as champion, he also avenged his loss to Michael Moorer and reclaimed the IBF title. After the end of the round, Holyfield told his corner that he was unable to see due to the cut. 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. Douglas came into the fight at 246 lb. Referee Mills Lane stopped the bout in the seventh. That bout happened in March of that year. The second time around, in November of that year, Lewis became the Undisputed Champion by beating Holyfield via unanimous decision by three American judges. [50], Holyfield's name does not appear in the law enforcement documents reviewed. On December 15 of that year, Holyfield challenged Ruiz for the title, in an attempt to become champion again. Evander Holyfield podría regresar a los cuadriláteros, a los 57 años. 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. Then a deal was signed for him to defend his crown against Mike Tyson in November 1991. Valuev defeated Holyfield by a highly controversial majority decision after a relatively uneventful bout. Nicknamed "the Real Deal", Holyfield is the only four-time world heavyweight champion, having held the unified WBA, WBC, and IBFtitles from 1990 to 1992, the WBA and IBF titles ag… Both he and his next opponent, Tyrone Booze, moved up to the cruiserweight division for their fight on July 20, 1985, in Norfolk, Virginia. [34], A fight with Brian Nielsen, the most popular Danish heavyweight in that country's history, was scheduled for March 5, 2011, in Denmark, but needed to be postponed to May 7, 2011, due to a cut Holyfield received in the Williams fight.[35]. 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 was defeated in a rematch eight months later. 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. The fight was billed as a "Battle for the Ages", a reference to the age difference between the young undefeated champion (28 years old) and the much older George Foreman (42 years old). In the seventh round Holyfield stunned Botha and knocked him down in the eighth round. "It makes me think I should have fought a little harder against Lennox. [1] Holyfield lost a rematch against Ruiz seven months later and faced him for the third time in a draw. // googletag.pubads().refresh([slots.ad_header], {changeCorrelator: false}); Red Bull realiza parada de pits en gravedad cero 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. MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. Convention Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S. Lost WBA, WBC, and IBF heavyweight titles, Retained WBA, WBC, and IBF heavyweight titles, Retained WBC Continental Americas heavyweight title. 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. Holyfield appeared as himself in the 2011 remake of Arthur. In 1995, Holyfield returned to the ring with a ten-round decision win versus former Olympic gold medalist, Ray Mercer. "[39] Unable to secure a title shot, his career went into limbo for several months. Then I'm gonna write another book and tell everybody how I did it."
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