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Evander Holyfield
Global ID499
sexmale
birthdate 1962-10-19
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divisionheavyweight
stanceorthodox
height6′ 2½″   /   189cm
reach78″   /   198cm
US ID010931
aliasThe Real Deal
country USA
residenceAtlanta, Georgia, USA
birth placeAtmore, Alabama, USA
won 44 (KO 29) + lost 10 (KO 2) + drawn 2 = 57
rounds boxed 443 KO% 50.88
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
2011-05-07Brian Nielsen64-2-0
Koncerthuset, Copenhagen, DenmarkWTKO1012
time: 2:49 | referee: Fabian Guggenheim | judge: Leszek Jankowiak 88-82 | judge: Manuel Maritxalar 88-82 | judge: Erkki Meronen 88-82
2011-01-22Sherman Williams34-11-2
The Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, USANCNC312
time: 3:00 | referee: Dave Johnson | judge: Jim Frio 28-29 | judge: Rick Modesitt 28-29 | judge: 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
2010-04-10Frans Botha47-4-3
Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, USAWTKO812
time: 0:55 | referee: Russell Mora | judge: Herb Santos 69-64 | judge: Jerry Roth 66-67 | judge: Glenn Feldman 66-67
vacant World Boxing Federation World heavyweight title
Botha down in rd 8.
2008-12-20Nikolay Valuev49-1-0
Hallenstadion, Zurich, SwitzerlandLMD1212
referee: Luis Pabon | judge: Pierluigi Poppi 112-116 | judge: Guillermo Perez Pineda 114-114 | judge: Mikael Hook 114-115
WBA World heavyweight title (supervisor: Gilberto Jesus Mendoza)
2007-10-13Sultan Ibragimov21-0-1
Khodynka Ice Palace, Moscow, RussiaLUD1212
referee: Raul Caiz Sr | judge: Chuck Giampa 111-117 | judge: Dr Ruben M Garcia 110-118 | judge: Tom Miller 111-117
WBO World heavyweight title
2007-06-30Lou Savarese46-6-0
Don Haskins Convention Center, El Paso, Texas, USAWUD1010
referee: Jesse Reyes | judge: Ray Hawkins 99-87 | judge: Jerry Wright 98-90 | judge: Glen Rick Crocker 96-91
2007-03-17Vinny Maddalone27-3-0
American Bank Center, Corpus Christi, Texas, USAWTKO310
time: 2:48 | referee: Ruben Carrion | judge: Robert Bish | judge: Dr Ruben M Garcia | judge: Lucy Rogers
2006-11-10Fres Oquendo26-3-0
Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas, USAWUD1212
referee: Laurence Cole | judge: Wilfredo Esperon 116-111 | judge: Joel Elizondo 114-113 | judge: Glen Rick Crocker 114-113
vacant USBA heavyweight title
2006-08-18Jeremy Bates21-11-1
American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas, USAWTKO210
time: 2:56 | referee: Rafael Ramos | judge: Gale E. Van Hoy 10-9 | judge: Don Griffin 10-9 | judge: Neal Young 10-9
2004-11-13Larry Donald41-3-2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALUD1212
referee: Mike Ortega | judge: Wynn Kintz 109-119 | judge: Robert Gilson 109-118 | judge: Melvina Lathan 109-119
Vacant NABC Heavyweight Title
2003-10-04James Toney66-4-2
Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USALTKO912
time: 1:42 | referee: Jay Nady | judge: Dave Moretti 74-78 | judge: Paul Smith 74-78 | judge: Jerry Roth 75-77
Holyfield down in 9th; Holyfield corner throws in the towel.
2002-12-14Chris Byrd35-2-0
Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USALUD1212
referee: Randy Neumann | judge: John Stewart 112-116 | judge: Eugene Grant 111-117 | judge: Steve Weisfeld 111-117
vacant IBF World heavyweight title (supervisor: Ray Wheatley)
2002-06-01Hasim Rahman35-3-0
Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USAWTD812
referee: Tony Orlando | judge: John Stewart 69-64 | judge: Melvina Lathan 66-67 | judge: Steve Weisfeld 69-64
WBA Heavyweight Title Eliminator
2001-12-15John Ruiz37-4-0
Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket, Connecticut, USADSD1212
referee: Steve Smoger | judge: Don O'Neill 113-115 | judge: Julie Lederman 116-112 | judge: Tom Kaczmarek 114-114
WBA World heavyweight title (supervisor: Bolivar Icaza)
2001-03-03John Ruiz36-4-0
Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USALUD1212
referee: Joe Cortez | judge: Stanley Christodoulou 110-116 | judge: Chuck Giampa 111-115 | judge: Patricia Morse Jarman 111-114
WBA World heavyweight title (supervisor: Elias Cordova)
2000-08-12John Ruiz36-3-0
Paris Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada, USAWUD1212
referee: Richard Steele | judge: Duane Ford 114-113 | judge: Dave Moretti 114-113 | judge: Fernando Viso 116-112
vacant WBA World heavyweight title (supervisor: Carlos Chavez)
1999-11-13Lennox Lewis34-1-1
Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, USALUD1212
referee: Mitch Halpern | judge: Chuck Giampa 112-116 | judge: Bill Graham 111-117 | judge: Jerry Roth 113-115
WBC World heavyweight title
WBA World heavyweight title
IBF World heavyweight title
vacant International Boxing Organization World heavyweight title
1999-03-13Lennox Lewis34-1-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USADSD1212
referee: Arthur Mercante Jr. | judge: Stanley Christodoulou 113-116 | judge: Eugenia Williams 115-113 | judge: Larry O'Connell 115-115
WBC World heavyweight title
WBA World heavyweight title
IBF World heavyweight title
1998-09-19Vaughn Bean31-1-0
Georgia Dome, Atlanta, Georgia, USAWUD1212
referee: Brian Garry | judge: Leroy Brown 117-110 | judge: Al DeVito 117-110 | judge: Duane Ford 116-111
WBA World heavyweight title
IBF World heavyweight title
Bean down in 10th.
1997-11-08Michael Moorer39-1-0
Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, USAWRTD812
time: 3:00 | referee: Mitch Halpern | judge: Jerry Roth 78-69 | judge: Glen Hamada 78-70 | judge: Stanley Christodoulou 78-69
WBA World heavyweight title
IBF World heavyweight title
Moorer down 5 times in the fight.
1997-06-28Mike Tyson45-2-0
MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USAWDQ312
referee: Mills Lane | judge: Jerry Roth 29-26 | judge: Chuck Giampa 29-26 | judge: 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.
1996-11-09Mike Tyson45-1-0
MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USAWTKO1112
time: 0:37 | referee: Mitch Halpern | judge: Dalby Shirley 96-92 | judge: Frederico Vollmer 100-93 | judge: Jerry Roth 96-92
WBA World heavyweight title (supervisor: Leonard Read)
1996-05-10Bobby Czyz44-6-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWRTD510
time: 3:00 | referee: Ron Lipton | judge: Melvina Lathan | judge: Luis Rivera | judge: Eva Shain
Czyz complained of a foreign substance in his eyes.
1995-11-04Riddick Bowe37-1-0
Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USALTKO812
time: 0:58 | referee: Joe Cortez | judge: Chuck Giampa 66-65 | judge: Bill Graham 66-65 | judge: Jerry Roth 66-65
1995-05-20Ray Mercer23-2-1
Convention Center, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USAWUD1010
referee: Ron Lipton | judge: Eugene Grant 96-93 | judge: Eva Shain 97-92 | judge: Eugenia Williams 95-94
1994-04-22Michael Moorer34-0-0
Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USALMD1212
referee: Mills Lane | judge: Jerry Roth 114-115 | judge: Chuck Giampa 112-116 | judge: Dalby Shirley 114-114
WBA World heavyweight title
IBF World heavyweight title
Moorer down in 2nd.
1993-11-06Riddick Bowe34-0-0
Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USAWMD1212
referee: Mills Lane | judge: Jerry Roth 115-113 | judge: Patricia Morse Jarman 115-114 | judge: Chuck Giampa 114-114
WBA World heavyweight title
IBF World heavyweight title
1993-06-26Alex Stewart32-4-0
Convention Center, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USAWUD1212
referee: Rudy Battle | judge: Eugene Grant 119-109 | judge: Frank Brunette 118-110 | judge: Al DeVito 118-110
1992-11-13Riddick Bowe31-0-0
Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, USALUD1212
referee: Joe Cortez | judge: Chuck Giampa 112-115 | judge: Jerry Roth 110-117 | judge: Dalby Shirley 110-117
WBC World heavyweight title
WBA World heavyweight title
IBF World heavyweight title
1992-06-19Larry Holmes54-3-0
Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USAWUD1212
referee: Mills Lane | judge: Carol Castellano 116-112 | judge: Chuck Giampa 116-112 | judge: Glen Hamada 117-111
WBC World heavyweight title
WBA World heavyweight title
IBF World heavyweight title
1991-11-23Bert Cooper26-7-0
The Omni, Atlanta, Georgia, USAWTKO712
time: 2:58 | referee: Mills Lane | judge: Isidro Rodriguez 58-54 | judge: John Rupert 59-54 | judge: Sheila Harmon 59-53
WBA World heavyweight title
IBF World heavyweight title
1991-04-19George Foreman69-2-0
Convention Center, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USAWUD1212
referee: Rudy Battle | judge: Eugene Grant 116-111 | judge: Jerry Roth 117-110 | judge: Tom Kaczmarek 115-112
WBC World heavyweight title
WBA World heavyweight title
IBF World heavyweight title
1990-10-25James Douglas30-4-1
Mirage Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USAWKO312
time: 1:10 | referee: Mills Lane | judge: Dave Moretti 20-18 | judge: Jerry Roth 20-18 | judge: Chuck Giampa 20-18
WBC World heavyweight title
WBA World heavyweight title
IBF World heavyweight title
1990-06-01Seamus McDonagh19-1-1
Convention Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USAWTKO412
time: 0:44 | referee: Joe Cortez | judge: Vincent Rainone | judge: Dick Cole | judge: John Stewart
WBC Continental Americas heavyweight title
McDonagh was knocked down two times in the 1st round
1989-11-04Alex Stewart24-0-0
Trump Plaza Hotel, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USAWTKO812
time: 2:51 | referee: Tony Perez | judge: Richard F. Murry | judge: William Kostrub | judge: Rocky Castellani
WBC Continental Americas heavyweight title
1989-07-15Adilson Rodrigues35-2-0
Caesars Tahoe, Outdoor Arena, Stateline, Nevada, USAWKO212
time: 1:29 | referee: Mills Lane | judge: Keith MacDonald | judge: Bill Graham | judge: Doug Tucker
WBC Continental Americas heavyweight title (supervisor: Roy Van Putten)
Attendance estimated at over 8,000.
1989-03-11Michael Dokes37-1-2
Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USAWTKO1012
time: 1:41 | referee: Richard Steele | judge: Dalby Shirley 89-82 | judge: Dave Moretti 87-83 | judge: Paul Smith 87-84
WBC Continental Americas heavyweight title
1988-12-09Pinklon Thomas29-2-1
Convention Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USAWRTD710
time: 3:00 | referee: Tony Perez | judge: Rocky Castellani 70-60 | judge: Eugene Grant 69-63 | judge: Frank Brunette 70-61
1988-07-16James Tillis38-13-1
Caesars Tahoe, Stateline, Nevada, USAWRTD510
time: 3:00 | referee: Richard Steele | judge: Keith MacDonald | judge: Lillian Runningwolf | judge: Doug Tucker
1988-04-09Carlos De Leon44-4-0
Caesars Palace, Sports Pavilion, Las Vegas, Nevada, USAWTKO812
time: 1:08 | referee: Mills Lane | judge: Dalby Shirley 70-61 | judge: Bob Watson 69-64 | judge: Larry O'Connell 70-63
WBC World cruiserweight title
WBA World cruiserweight title
IBF World cruiserweight title
1987-12-05Dwight Muhammad Qawi28-4-1
Convention Center, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USAWKO415
time: 2:30 | referee: Randy Neumann | judge: Eugene Grant 30-27 | judge: Phil Newman 29-28 | judge: Frank Cairo 29-28
WBA World cruiserweight title
IBF World cruiserweight title
Qawi was dropped twice in the 4th round.
1987-08-15Ossie Ocasio21-4-1
Parking de Nouveau Port, Saint-Tropez, Var, FranceWTKO1115
time: 1:24 | referee: John Coyle | judge: Antonio Requena 100-92 | judge: Contimanza Amadeo 99-94 | judge: Fernando Viso 99-94
WBA World cruiserweight title
IBF World cruiserweight title
1987-05-15Ricky Parkey20-4-0
Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USAWTKO315
time: 2:44 | referee: Davey Pearl | judge: Frank Cairo 20-18 | judge: Mike Glienna 20-18 | judge: Cindy Bartin 20-18
WBA World cruiserweight title
IBF World cruiserweight title
1987-02-14Henry Tillman14-1-0
Bally's Hotel & Casino, Goldwyn Balroom, Reno, Nevada, USAWTKO715
time: 1:43 | referee: Carlos Padilla | judge: Harold Lederman 59-54 | judge: Jerry Roth 60-53 | judge: Lou Moret 60-53
WBA World cruiserweight title
Tillman down once in round 2 and three times in round 7 (three knockdown rule).
1986-12-08Mike Brothers15-4-0
Paris, Paris, FranceWTKO310
1986-07-12Dwight Muhammad Qawi26-2-1
The Omni, Atlanta, Georgia, USAWSD1515
referee: Vincent Rainone | judge: Harold Lederman 144-140 | judge: Gordon Volkman 141-143 | judge: Neffie Quintana 147-138
WBA World cruiserweight title
1986-05-28Terry Mims13-12-0
Metairie, Louisiana, USAWKO510
time: 1:12 | referee: Pete Giarusso
1986-04-06Jesse Shelby12-2-1
Corpus Christi, Texas, USAWKO310
1986-03-01Chisanda Mutti23-5-2
Americana Host Farm Resort, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO310
time: 1:37 | referee: Tony Wolfe
1985-12-21Anthony Davis17-3-0
Pavilion Convention Center, Virginia Beach, Virginia, USAWTKO410
time: 1:31 | referee: Al Rothenberg
1985-10-30Jeff Meachem4-1-0
Harrah's Marina Hotel Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USAWTKO58
time: 1:02 | referee: Larry Hazzard
Meachem down in 3rd, 4th and 5th
1985-08-29Rick Myers8-11-1
The Omni, Atlanta, Georgia, USAWRTD18
time: 3:00 | referee: Jim Korb
1985-07-20Tyrone Booze10-3-2
Scope Arena, Norfolk, Virginia, USAWUD88
referee: Ernie Green
1985-04-20Mark Rivera12-1-0
Memorial Coliseum, Corpus Christi, Texas, USAWTKO28
time: 2:46 | referee: Barry Yeats
In the 2nd round Rivera took two standing 8-counts and finally was knocked down.
1985-03-13Fred Brown18-35-2
Scope Arena, Norfolk, Virginia, USAWTKO16
time: 1:56 | referee: Ernie Green
1985-01-20Eric Winbush14-8-0
Harrah's Marina Hotel Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USAWUD66
referee: Tony Orlando | judge: Rocky Castellani
Winbush was knocked down in the second round.
1984-11-15Lionel Byarm9-1-2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWUD66
referee: Vincent Rainone | 6-0 | 5-1 | 4-2
Pro debut for the 1984 Light Heavyweight Olympic Bronze Medalist Holyfield

 
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