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[[Image:LEWISwreholy4.jpg|left|250px|Evander Holyfield]]  
 
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'''Division'''Heavyweight<br>  
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'''Division:''' Heavyweight<br>  
'''Trainers''': [[George Benton]], [[Don Turner]] and [[Ronnie Shields]]<br>  
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'''Trainers:'''  [[George Benton]], [[Don Turner]] and [[Ronnie Shields]]<br>  
'''Managers''': [[Shelly Finkel]], [[ Jim Thomas]]<br>
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'''Managers:'''  [[Shelly Finkel]], [[ Jim Thomas]]<br>
'''Cutmen''': [[Ace Marotta]] and [[Jim Strickland]]
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'''Cutmen:''' [[Ace Marotta]] and [[Jim Strickland]]
 
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*One and only 4-Time Heavyweight Champion
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*1984 National Golden Gloves Light Heavyweight Champion.
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*One and only 4-time heavyweight champion
*1984 [[Olympics|Olympic]] Light Heavyweight Bronze medalist
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*1984 National Golden Gloves light heavyweight champion
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*1984 [[Olympics|Olympic]] Light Heavyweight Bronze Medalist
 
*1987,1996, 1997 [[Ring Magazine Fighter of the Year]]
 
*1987,1996, 1997 [[Ring Magazine Fighter of the Year]]
*1996 [[Ring Magazine Upset of the Year]] (W TKO11) [[Mike Tyson]])
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*1996 [[Ring Magazine Upset of the Year]] ([[Mike Tyson vs. Evander Holyfield (1st meeting)|W TKO11]] [[Mike Tyson]])
*1992 [[Ring Magazine Fight of the Year]] (L UD12 [[Riddick Bowe]]); 1996 (W TKO11 [[Mike Tyson]])
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*1992 [[Ring Magazine Fight of the Year]] ([[Evander Holyfield vs. Riddick Bowe (1st meeting)|L UD12]] [[Riddick Bowe]])
*1996 Won the [[WBA]] Muhammad Ali Super Belt on Nov. 09.
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*1996 Ring Magazine Fight of the Year (W TKO11 Mike Tyson)
*WBA Cruiserweight Champion (1986-1988 - Holyfield vacated Title to move up to Heavyweight)
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*1996 Won the WBA Muhammad Ali Super Belt on 9 November
*IBF Cruiserweight Champion (1987-1988 - Holyfield vacated Title to move up to Heavyweight)
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*[[WBA]] cruiserweight champion (1986-1988 -- Holyfield vacated title to move up to heavyweight)
*WBC Cruiserweight Champion (1988 - Holyfield vacated Title to move up to Heavyweight)
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*[[IBF]] cruiserweight champion (1987-1988 -- Holyfield vacated title to move up to heavyweight)
*WBA|WBC|IBF Heavyweight Champion (1990-1992 - Won Titles against [[James (Buster) Douglas|James 'Buster' Douglas]] and lost them to [[Riddick Bowe]])
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*[[WBC]] cruiserweight champion (1988 -- Holyfield vacated title to move up to heavyweight)
*WBA|IBF Heavyweight Champion (1993-1994) Won Titles against [[Riddick Bowe]] and lost them against [[Michael Moorer]])
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*WBA/WBC/IBF heavyweight champion (1990-1992 -- Won Titles against [[James (Buster) Douglas|James "Buster" Douglas]] and lost them to Riddick Bowe)
*WBA Heavyweight Champion (1996-1999 - Won Title against [[Mike Tyson]] and lost it to [[Lennox Lewis]])
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*WBA/IBF heavyweight champion (1993-1994) -- Won Titles against Riddick Bowe and lost them against [[Michael Moorer]])
*IBF Heavyweight Champion (1997-1999 - Won Title against [[Michael Moorer]] and lost it to [[Lennox Lewis]])
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*WBA heavyweight champion (1996-1999 -- Won Title against Mike Tyson and lost it to [[Lennox Lewis]])
*WBA Heavyweight Champion (2000-2001 - Won Title against [[John Ruiz]] and lost it to him, too)
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*IBF heavyweight champion (1997-1999 -- Won Title against Michael Moorer and lost it to Lennox Lewis)
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*WBA heavyweight champion (2000-2001 -- Won Title against [[John Ruiz]] and lost it to him, too)
 
*Inducted into the [[Georgia Sports Hall of Fame]] in 2001
 
*Inducted into the [[Georgia Sports Hall of Fame]] in 2001
  
 
Another [[:Image:Holyfield.Evander.jpg|Photo]]
 
Another [[:Image:Holyfield.Evander.jpg|Photo]]
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  title=[[WBA Cruiserweight Champion]]|
 
  title=[[WBA Cruiserweight Champion]]|
 
  after=[[Taoufik Belbouli]]|
 
  after=[[Taoufik Belbouli]]|
  years=12 Jul 1986&ndash;9 Apr 1988<br>Vacates
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  years=12 Jul 1986 &ndash; 9 Apr 1988<br>'''Vacated'''
 
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  title=[[IBF Cruiserweight Champion]]|
 
  title=[[IBF Cruiserweight Champion]]|
 
  after=[[Glenn McCrory]]|
 
  after=[[Glenn McCrory]]|
  years=15 May 1987&ndash;9 Apr 1988<br>Vacates
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  years=15 May 1987 &ndash; 9 Apr 1988<br>'''Vacated'''
 
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  title=[[WBC Cruiserweight Champion]]|
 
  title=[[WBC Cruiserweight Champion]]|
 
  after=[[Carlos DeLeon]]|
 
  after=[[Carlos DeLeon]]|
  years=9 Apr 1988&ndash;9 Apr 1988<br>Vacates}}
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  years=9 Apr 1988 &ndash; 9 Apr 1988<br>'''Vacated'''
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  before=[[James (Buster) Douglas]]|
 
  before=[[James (Buster) Douglas]]|
 
  title=[[WBC Heavyweight Champion]]|
 
  title=[[WBC Heavyweight Champion]]|
 
  after=[[Riddick Bowe]]|
 
  after=[[Riddick Bowe]]|
  years=25 Oct 1990&ndash;13 Nov 1992
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  years=25 Oct 1990 &ndash; 13 Nov 1992
 
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  title=[[WBA Heavyweight Champion]]|
 
  title=[[WBA Heavyweight Champion]]|
 
  after=[[Riddick Bowe]]|
 
  after=[[Riddick Bowe]]|
  years=25 Oct 1990&ndash;13 Nov 1992
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  years=25 Oct 1990 &ndash; 13 Nov 1992
 
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  title=[[IBF Heavyweight Champion]]|
 
  title=[[IBF Heavyweight Champion]]|
 
  after=[[Riddick Bowe]]|
 
  after=[[Riddick Bowe]]|
  years=25 Oct 1990&ndash;13 Nov 1992
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  years=25 Oct 1990 &ndash; 13 Nov 1992
 
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  title=[[WBA Heavyweight Champion]]|
 
  title=[[WBA Heavyweight Champion]]|
 
  after=[[Michael Moorer]]|
 
  after=[[Michael Moorer]]|
  years=6 Nov 1993&ndash;22 Apr 1994
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  years=6 Nov 1993 &ndash; 22 Apr 1994
 
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  title=[[IBF Heavyweight Champion]]|
 
  title=[[IBF Heavyweight Champion]]|
 
  after=[[Michael Moorer]]|
 
  after=[[Michael Moorer]]|
  years=6 Nov 1993&ndash;22 Apr 1994
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  years=6 Nov 1993 &ndash; 22 Apr 1994
 
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  title=[[WBA Heavyweight Champion]]|
 
  title=[[WBA Heavyweight Champion]]|
 
  after=[[Lennox Lewis]]|
 
  after=[[Lennox Lewis]]|
  years=9 Nov 1996&ndash;13 Nov 1999
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  years=9 Nov 1996 &ndash; 13 Nov 1999
 
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  title=[[IBF Heavyweight Champion]]|
 
  title=[[IBF Heavyweight Champion]]|
 
  after=[[Lennox Lewis]]|
 
  after=[[Lennox Lewis]]|
  years=8 Nov 1997&ndash;13 Nov 1999
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  years=8 Nov 1997 &ndash; 13 Nov 1999
 
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  before=[[Lennox Lewis]]<br>Vacates|
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  before=[[Lennox Lewis]]<br>Stripped|
 
  title=[[WBA Heavyweight Champion]]|
 
  title=[[WBA Heavyweight Champion]]|
 
  after=[[John Ruiz]]|
 
  after=[[John Ruiz]]|
  years=12 Aug 2000&ndash;3 Mar 2001
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  years=12 Aug 2000 &ndash; 3 Mar 2001
 
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[[Category:World Heavyweight Champions|Holyfield, Evander]]
 
[[Category:World Heavyweight Champions|Holyfield, Evander]]
 
[[Category:World Cruiserweight Champions|Holyfield, Evander]]
 
[[Category:World Cruiserweight Champions|Holyfield, Evander]]

Revision as of 13:05, 22 November 2007

Evander Holyfield

Name: Evander Holyfield
Alias: The Real Deal
Born: 1962-10-19
Birthplace: Atmore, Alabama, USA
Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Stance: Orthodox
Height: 6′ 2½″   /   189cm
Reach: 78″   /   198cm
Boxing Record: click

Division: Heavyweight
Trainers: George Benton, Don Turner and Ronnie Shields
Managers: Shelly Finkel, Jim Thomas
Cutmen: Ace Marotta and Jim Strickland

  • One and only 4-time heavyweight champion
  • 1984 National Golden Gloves light heavyweight champion
  • 1984 Olympic Light Heavyweight Bronze Medalist
  • 1987,1996, 1997 Ring Magazine Fighter of the Year
  • 1996 Ring Magazine Upset of the Year (W TKO11 Mike Tyson)
  • 1992 Ring Magazine Fight of the Year (L UD12 Riddick Bowe)
  • 1996 Ring Magazine Fight of the Year (W TKO11 Mike Tyson)
  • 1996 Won the WBA Muhammad Ali Super Belt on 9 November
  • WBA cruiserweight champion (1986-1988 -- Holyfield vacated title to move up to heavyweight)
  • IBF cruiserweight champion (1987-1988 -- Holyfield vacated title to move up to heavyweight)
  • WBC cruiserweight champion (1988 -- Holyfield vacated title to move up to heavyweight)
  • WBA/WBC/IBF heavyweight champion (1990-1992 -- Won Titles against James "Buster" Douglas and lost them to Riddick Bowe)
  • WBA/IBF heavyweight champion (1993-1994) -- Won Titles against Riddick Bowe and lost them against Michael Moorer)
  • WBA heavyweight champion (1996-1999 -- Won Title against Mike Tyson and lost it to Lennox Lewis)
  • IBF heavyweight champion (1997-1999 -- Won Title against Michael Moorer and lost it to Lennox Lewis)
  • WBA heavyweight champion (2000-2001 -- Won Title against John Ruiz and lost it to him, too)
  • Inducted into the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame in 2001

Another Photo


Preceded by:
Dwight Muhammad Qawi
WBA Cruiserweight Champion
12 Jul 1986 – 9 Apr 1988
Vacated
Succeeded by:
Taoufik Belbouli
Preceded by:
Ricky Parkey
IBF Cruiserweight Champion
15 May 1987 – 9 Apr 1988
Vacated
Succeeded by:
Glenn McCrory
Preceded by:
Carlos DeLeon
WBC Cruiserweight Champion
9 Apr 1988 – 9 Apr 1988
Vacated
Succeeded by:
Carlos DeLeon
Preceded by:
James (Buster) Douglas
WBC Heavyweight Champion
25 Oct 1990 – 13 Nov 1992
Succeeded by:
Riddick Bowe
Preceded by:
James (Buster) Douglas
WBA Heavyweight Champion
25 Oct 1990 – 13 Nov 1992
Succeeded by:
Riddick Bowe
Preceded by:
James (Buster) Douglas
IBF Heavyweight Champion
25 Oct 1990 – 13 Nov 1992
Succeeded by:
Riddick Bowe
Preceded by:
Riddick Bowe
WBA Heavyweight Champion
6 Nov 1993 – 22 Apr 1994
Succeeded by:
Michael Moorer
Preceded by:
Riddick Bowe
IBF Heavyweight Champion
6 Nov 1993 – 22 Apr 1994
Succeeded by:
Michael Moorer
Preceded by:
Mike Tyson
WBA Heavyweight Champion
9 Nov 1996 – 13 Nov 1999
Succeeded by:
Lennox Lewis
Preceded by:
Michael Moorer
IBF Heavyweight Champion
8 Nov 1997 – 13 Nov 1999
Succeeded by:
Lennox Lewis
Preceded by:
Lennox Lewis
Stripped
WBA Heavyweight Champion
12 Aug 2000 – 3 Mar 2001
Succeeded by:
John Ruiz