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Evander Holyfield

W L D
44 10 2
29 KOs 2 KOs
last 6


bouts 57
rounds 443
KOs 51%
 
global ID 499
US ID010931
aliasThe Real Deal
born 1962-10-19
debut1984-11-15 / age 22
divisionheavyweight
stanceorthodox
height6′ 2½″   /   189cm
reach
78″   /   198cm
residence
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
birth place
Atmore, Alabama, USA

Career Record

date lbs opponent lbs
record 
location
result 
rounds
2011-05-07
226Brian Nielsen23864 2 0
Koncerthuset, Copenhagen, Denmark
W TKO10/12
 W  
TKO
10/12
  
time: 2:49   referee: Fabian Guggenheim   judges: Leszek Jankowiak 88-82, Manuel Maritxalar 88-82, Erkki Meronen 88-82
2011-01-22
224½Sherman Williams25834 11 2
The Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, USA
NNC3/12
 N 
NC
3/12
  
time: 3:00   referee: Dave Johnson   judges: Jim Frio 28-29, Rick Modesitt 28-29, Dale Hardwick 28-29
World Boxing Federation World heavyweight title (supervisor: Sergio Sotelo)
Fight stopped due to Holyfield's left eye being cut as a result of an accidental clash of heads in the second round
2010-04-10
220Frans Botha25047 4 3
Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
W TKO8/12
 W  
TKO
8/12
  
time: 0:55   referee: Russell Mora   judges: Herb Santos 69-64, Jerry Roth 66-67, Glenn Feldman 66-67
vacant World Boxing Federation World heavyweight title
Botha down in rd 8.
2008-12-20
214¼Nikolay Valuev310¾49 1 0
Hallenstadion, Zurich, Switzerland
LMD12/12
 L 
MD
12/12
  
referee: Luis Pabon   judges: Pierluigi Poppi 112-116, Guillermo Perez Pineda 114-114, Mikael Hook 114-115
WBA World heavyweight title (supervisor: Gilberto Jesus Mendoza)
2007-10-13
211½Sultan Ibragimov21921 0 1
Khodynka Ice Palace, Moscow, Russia
LUD12/12
 L 
UD
12/12
  
referee: Raul Caiz Sr   judges: Chuck Giampa 111-117, Dr Ruben M Garcia 110-118, Tom Miller 111-117
WBO World heavyweight title
2007-06-30
219Lou Savarese24246 6 0
Don Haskins Convention Center, El Paso, Texas, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Jesse Reyes   judges: Ray Hawkins 99-87, Jerry Wright 98-90, Glen Rick Crocker 96-91
2007-03-17
216Vinny Maddalone233¾27 3 0
American Bank Center, Corpus Christi, Texas, USA
W TKO3/10
 W  
TKO
3/10
  
time: 2:48   referee: Ruben Carrion   judges: Robert BishDr Ruben M GarciaLucy Rogers
2006-11-10
217¾Fres Oquendo22026 3 0
Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas, USA
W UD12/12
 W  
UD
12/12
  
referee: Laurence Cole   judges: Wilfredo Esperon 116-111, Joel Elizondo 114-113, Glen Rick Crocker 114-113
vacant USBA heavyweight title
2006-08-18
220Jeremy Bates225½21 11 1
American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas, USA
W TKO2/10
 W  
TKO
2/10
  
time: 2:56   referee: Rafael Ramos   judges: Gale E. Van Hoy 10-9, Don Griffin 10-9, Neal Young 10-9
2004-11-13
215½Larry Donald226½41 3 2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
LUD12/12
 L 
UD
12/12
  
referee: Mike Ortega   judges: Wynn Kintz 109-119, Robert Gilson 109-118, Melvina Lathan 109-119
Vacant NABC Heavyweight Title
2003-10-04
219James Toney21766 4 2
Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
LTKO9/12
 L 
TKO
9/12
  
time: 1:42   referee: Jay Nady   judges: Dave Moretti 74-78, Paul Smith 74-78, Jerry Roth 75-77
Holyfield down in 9th; Holyfield corner throws in the towel.
2002-12-14
220Chris Byrd21435 2 0
Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
LUD12/12
 L 
UD
12/12
  
referee: Randy Neumann   judges: John Stewart 112-116, Eugene Grant 111-117, Steve Weisfeld 111-117
vacant IBF World heavyweight title (supervisor: Ray Wheatley)
2002-06-01
216Hasim Rahman22435 3 0
Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
W TD8/12
 W  
TD
8/12
  
referee: Tony Orlando   judges: John Stewart 69-64, Melvina Lathan 66-67, Steve Weisfeld 69-64
WBA Heavyweight Title Eliminator
2001-12-15
219John Ruiz23237 4 0
Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket, Connecticut, USA
DSD12/12
 D 
SD
12/12
  
referee: Steve Smoger   judges: Don O'Neill 113-115, Julie Lederman 116-112, Tom Kaczmarek 114-114
WBA World heavyweight title (supervisor: Bolivar Icaza)
2001-03-03
217John Ruiz22736 4 0
Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
LUD12/12
 L 
UD
12/12
  
referee: Joe Cortez   judges: Stanley Christodoulou 110-116, Chuck Giampa 111-115, Patricia Morse Jarman 111-114
WBA World heavyweight title (supervisor: Elias Cordova)
2000-08-12
221John Ruiz22436 3 0
Paris Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
W UD12/12
 W  
UD
12/12
  
referee: Richard Steele   judges: Duane Ford 114-113, Dave Moretti 114-113, Fernando Viso 116-112
vacant WBA World heavyweight title (supervisor: Carlos Chavez)
1999-11-13
217Lennox Lewis24234 1 1
Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
LUD12/12
 L 
UD
12/12
  
referee: Mitch Halpern   judges: Chuck Giampa 112-116, Bill Graham 111-117, Jerry Roth 113-115
WBC World heavyweight title
WBA World heavyweight title
IBF World heavyweight title
vacant International Boxing Organization World heavyweight title
1999-03-13
215Lennox Lewis24534 1 0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
DSD12/12
 D 
SD
12/12
  
referee: Arthur Mercante Jr.   judges: Stanley Christodoulou 113-116, Eugenia Williams 115-113, Larry O'Connell 115-115
WBC World heavyweight title
WBA World heavyweight title
IBF World heavyweight title
1998-09-19
217Vaughn Bean23131 1 0
Georgia Dome, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
W UD12/12
 W  
UD
12/12
  
referee: Brian Garry   judges: Leroy Brown 117-110, Al DeVito 117-110, Duane Ford 116-111
WBA World heavyweight title
IBF World heavyweight title
Bean down in 10th.
1997-11-08
214Michael Moorer22339 1 0
Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
W RTD8/12
 W  
RTD
8/12
  
time: 3:00   referee: Mitch Halpern   judges: Jerry Roth 78-69, Glen Hamada 78-70, Stanley Christodoulou 78-69
WBA World heavyweight title
IBF World heavyweight title
Moorer down 5 times in the fight.
1997-06-28
218Mike Tyson21845 2 0
MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
W DQ3/12
 W  
DQ
3/12
  
referee: Mills Lane   judges: Jerry Roth 29-26, Chuck Giampa 29-26, Duane Ford 29-26
WBA World heavyweight title (supervisor: Leonard Read)
Tyson disqualified for twice biting Holyfield's ears, claiming he was retaliating to head-butting by Holyfield.
1996-11-09
215Mike Tyson22245 1 0
MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
W TKO11/12
 W  
TKO
11/12
  
time: 0:37   referee: Mitch Halpern   judges: Dalby Shirley 96-92, Frederico Vollmer 100-93, Jerry Roth 96-92
WBA World heavyweight title (supervisor: Leonard Read)
1996-05-10
211Bobby Czyz21144 6 0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W RTD5/10
 W  
RTD
5/10
  
time: 3:00   referee: Ron Lipton   judges: Melvina LathanLuis RiveraEva Shain
Czyz complained of a foreign substance in his eyes.
1995-11-04
213Riddick Bowe24037 1 0
Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
LTKO8/12
 L 
TKO
8/12
  
time: 0:58   referee: Joe Cortez   judges: Chuck Giampa 66-65, Bill Graham 66-65, Jerry Roth 66-65
1995-05-20
209Ray Mercer22423 2 1
Convention Center, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Ron Lipton   judges: Eugene Grant 96-93, Eva Shain 97-92, Eugenia Williams 95-94
1994-04-22
214Michael Moorer21434 0 0
Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
LMD12/12
 L 
MD
12/12
  
referee: Mills Lane   judges: Jerry Roth 114-115, Chuck Giampa 112-116, Dalby Shirley 114-114
WBA World heavyweight title
IBF World heavyweight title
Moorer down in 2nd.
1993-11-06
217Riddick Bowe24634 0 0
Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
W MD12/12
 W  
MD
12/12
  
referee: Mills Lane   judges: Jerry Roth 115-113, Patricia Morse Jarman 115-114, Chuck Giampa 114-114
WBA World heavyweight title
IBF World heavyweight title
1993-06-26
212Alex Stewart22832 4 0
Convention Center, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
W UD12/12
 W  
UD
12/12
  
referee: Rudy Battle   judges: Eugene Grant 119-109, Frank Brunette 118-110, Al DeVito 118-110
1992-11-13
205Riddick Bowe23531 0 0
Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
LUD12/12
 L 
UD
12/12
  
referee: Joe Cortez   judges: Chuck Giampa 112-115, Jerry Roth 110-117, Dalby Shirley 110-117
WBC World heavyweight title
WBA World heavyweight title
IBF World heavyweight title
1992-06-19
210Larry Holmes23354 3 0
Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
W UD12/12
 W  
UD
12/12
  
referee: Mills Lane   judges: Carol Castellano 116-112, Chuck Giampa 116-112, Glen Hamada 117-111
WBC World heavyweight title
WBA World heavyweight title
IBF World heavyweight title
1991-11-23
210Bert Cooper21526 7 0
The Omni, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
W TKO7/12
 W  
TKO
7/12
  
time: 2:58   referee: Mills Lane   judges: Isidro Rodriguez 58-54, John Rupert 59-54, Sheila Harmon 59-53
WBA World heavyweight title
IBF World heavyweight title
1991-04-19
208George Foreman25769 2 0
Convention Center, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
W UD12/12
 W  
UD
12/12
  
referee: Rudy Battle   judges: Eugene Grant 116-111, Jerry Roth 117-110, Tom Kaczmarek 115-112
WBC World heavyweight title
WBA World heavyweight title
IBF World heavyweight title
1990-10-25
208James Douglas24630 4 1
Mirage Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
W KO3/12
 W  
KO
3/12
  
time: 1:10   referee: Mills Lane   judges: Dave Moretti 20-18, Jerry Roth 20-18, Chuck Giampa 20-18
WBC World heavyweight title
WBA World heavyweight title
IBF World heavyweight title
1990-06-01
210Seamus McDonagh211¾19 1 1
Convention Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
W TKO4/12
 W  
TKO
4/12
  
time: 0:44   referee: Joe Cortez   judges: Vincent RainoneDick ColeJohn Stewart
WBC Continental Americas heavyweight title
McDonagh was knocked down two times in the 1st round
1989-11-04
212Alex Stewart21324 0 0
Trump Plaza Hotel, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
W TKO8/12
 W  
TKO
8/12
  
time: 2:51   referee: Tony Perez   judges: Richard F. MurryWilliam KostrubRocky Castellani
WBC Continental Americas heavyweight title
1989-07-15
207Adilson Rodrigues22135 2 0
Caesars Tahoe, Outdoor Arena, Stateline, Nevada, USA
W KO2/12
 W  
KO
2/12
  
time: 1:29   referee: Mills Lane   judges: Keith MacDonaldBill GrahamDoug Tucker
WBC Continental Americas heavyweight title (supervisor: Roy Van Putten)
Attendance estimated at over 8,000.
1989-03-11
208Michael Dokes22537 1 2
Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
W TKO10/12
 W  
TKO
10/12
  
time: 1:41   referee: Richard Steele   judges: Dalby Shirley 89-82, Dave Moretti 87-83, Paul Smith 87-84
WBC Continental Americas heavyweight title
1988-12-09
210Pinklon Thomas22229 2 1
Convention Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
W RTD7/10
 W  
RTD
7/10
  
time: 3:00   referee: Tony Perez   judges: Rocky Castellani 70-60, Eugene Grant 69-63, Frank Brunette 70-61
1988-07-16
202James Tillis21038 13 1
Caesars Tahoe, Stateline, Nevada, USA
W RTD5/10
 W  
RTD
5/10
  
time: 3:00   referee: Richard Steele   judges: Keith MacDonaldLillian RunningwolfDoug Tucker
1988-04-09
190Carlos De Leon18844 4 0
Caesars Palace, Sports Pavilion, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
W TKO8/12
 W  
TKO
8/12
  
time: 1:08   referee: Mills Lane   judges: Dalby Shirley 70-61, Bob Watson 69-64, Larry O'Connell 70-63
WBC World cruiserweight title
WBA World cruiserweight title
IBF World cruiserweight title
1987-12-05
187Dwight Muhammad Qawi19028 4 1
Convention Center, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
W KO4/15
 W  
KO
4/15
  
time: 2:30   referee: Randy Neumann   judges: Eugene Grant 30-27, Phil Newman 29-28, Frank Cairo 29-28
WBA World cruiserweight title
IBF World cruiserweight title
Qawi was dropped twice in the 4th round.
1987-08-15
189Ossie Ocasio19021 4 1
Parking de Nouveau Port, Saint-Tropez, Var, France
W TKO11/15
 W  
TKO
11/15
  
time: 1:24   referee: John Coyle   judges: Antonio Requena 100-92, Contimanza Amadeo 99-94, Fernando Viso 99-94
WBA World cruiserweight title
IBF World cruiserweight title
1987-05-15
188Ricky Parkey187½20 4 0
Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
W TKO3/15
 W  
TKO
3/15
  
time: 2:44   referee: Davey Pearl   judges: Frank Cairo 20-18, Mike Glienna 20-18, Cindy Bartin 20-18
WBA World cruiserweight title
IBF World cruiserweight title
1987-02-14
188½Henry Tillman18914 1 0
Bally's Hotel & Casino, Goldwyn Balroom, Reno, Nevada, USA
W TKO7/15
 W  
TKO
7/15
  
time: 1:43   referee: Carlos Padilla   judges: Harold Lederman 59-54, Jerry Roth 60-53, Lou Moret 60-53
WBA World cruiserweight title
Tillman down once in round 2 and three times in round 7 (three knockdown rule).
1986-12-08
186Mike Brothers15 4 0
Paris, Paris, France
W TKO3/10
 W  
TKO
3/10
  
1986-07-12
186Dwight Muhammad Qawi189¾26 2 1
The Omni, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
W SD15/15
 W  
SD
15/15
  
referee: Vincent Rainone   judges: Harold Lederman 144-140, Gordon Volkman 141-143, Neffie Quintana 147-138
WBA World cruiserweight title
1986-05-28
190Terry Mims188¼13 12 0
Metairie, Louisiana, USA
W KO5/10
 W  
KO
5/10
  
time: 1:12   referee: Pete Giarusso
1986-04-06
185Jesse Shelby18412 2 1
Corpus Christi, Texas, USA
W KO3/10
 W  
KO
3/10
  
1986-03-01
184½Chisanda Mutti19223 5 2
Lancaster Host Resort, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA
W TKO3/10
 W  
TKO
3/10
  
time: 1:37   referee: Tony Wolfe
1985-12-21
185½Anthony Davis18617 3 0
Pavilion Convention Center, Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA
W TKO4/10
 W  
TKO
4/10
  
time: 1:31   referee: Al Rothenberg
1985-10-30
182½Jeff Meachem1845 1 0
Harrah's Marina Hotel Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
W TKO5/8
 W  
TKO
5/8
  
time: 1:02   referee: Larry Hazzard
Meachem down in 3rd, 4th and 5th
1985-08-29
184Rick Myers179¼8 11 1
The Omni, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
W RTD1/8
 W  
RTD
1/8
  
time: 3:00   referee: Jim Korb
1985-07-20
180Tyrone Booze18010 3 2
Scope Arena, Norfolk, Virginia, USA
W UD8/8
 W  
UD
8/8
  
referee: Ernie Green
1985-04-20
176Mark Rivera16912 1 0
Memorial Coliseum, Corpus Christi, Texas, USA
W TKO2/8
 W  
TKO
2/8
  
time: 2:46   referee: Barry Yeats
In the 2nd round Rivera took two standing 8-counts and finally was knocked down.
1985-03-13
177¼Fred Brown16918 35 2
Scope Arena, Norfolk, Virginia, USA
W TKO1/6
 W  
TKO
1/6
  
time: 1:56   referee: Ernie Green
1985-01-20
178½Eric Winbush174½14 8 0
Harrah's Marina Hotel Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
W UD6/6
 W  
UD
6/6
  
referee: Tony Orlando   judge: Rocky Castellani
Winbush was knocked down in the second round.
1984-11-15
177½Lionel Byarm177½9 1 2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W UD6/6
 W  
UD
6/6
  
referee: Vincent Rainone 6-0 5-1 4-2
Pro debut for the 1984 Light Heavyweight Olympic Bronze Medalist Holyfield
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