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[[Image:Holyfieldwithbelts.jpg|left|thumb|Evander Holyfield]]  
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'''Division:''' Heavyweight<br>
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'''Trainers:''' [[George Benton]], [[Lou Duva]], [[Emanuel Steward]], [[Don Turner]], [[Ronnie Shields]], Tim Hallmark (conditioning coach)<br>  
'''Trainers:''' [[George Benton]], [[Lou Duva]], [[Emanuel Steward]], [[Don Turner]] and [[Ronnie Shields]]<br>  
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'''Managers:''' Ken Sanders (1984-1990, 2008-present), [[Shelly Finkel]], [[Jim Thomas]]<br>
'''Managers:''' [[Ken Sanders]], [[Shelly Finkel]], and [[ Jim Thomas]]<br>
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'''Cutmen:''' [[Ace Marotta]] and [[Jim Strickland]]<br>
'''Cutmen:''' [[Ace Marotta]] and [[Jim Strickland]]
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'''[[:Category:Evander Holyfield Gallery|Evander Holyfield Gallery]]'''<br>
* '''[[:Category:Evander Holyfield Gallery|Evander Holyfield Gallery]]'''
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== Amateur Achievements ==
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==Amateur Achievements==
 
*'''Record:''' 160-14
 
*'''Record:''' 160-14
*1983 Pan American Games Silver Medalist (178 lbs)  
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*1983 US National Championships Bronze medalist (178 lbs).
*1984 National Golden Gloves Champion (178 lbs)
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*1983 Pan American Games Silver medalist (178 lbs) in Caracas, Venezuela.
*1984 [[Olympics|Olympic]] Bronze Medalist (178 lbs)
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**Defeated [[Rodolfo Marin]] (Puerto Rico) 5-0
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**Defeated [[Carlos Salazar]] (Venezuela) RSC 2
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**Lost to [[Pablo Romero]] (Cuba) 1-4
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*1984 National Golden Gloves Gold medalist (178 lbs)
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*1984 US Olympic Trials Bronze medalist (178 lbs)
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*1984 US Olympic Box-Offs Winner (178 lbs)
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*1984 [[Olympics|Olympic]] Games Bronze medalist (178 lbs) in Los Angeles, United States.
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**Defeated [[Taju Akay]] (Ghana) RSCH 3
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**Defeated [[Ismail Khalil Salman]] (Iraq) RSCH 2
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**Defeated [[Sylvanus Okello]] (Kenya) KO 1
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**Lost to [[Kevin Barry]] (Australia) DQ 2
  
== Professional Achievements ==
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==Professional Achievements==
 
*One and only 4-time Heavyweight Champion
 
*One and only 4-time Heavyweight Champion
*[[WBA]] Cruiserweight Champion (1986-1988 - Won title against [[Dwight Muhammad Qawi]] and vacated it to move up to heavyweight)
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*[[WBA]] Cruiserweight Champion (1986-1988) Won title against [[Dwight Muhammad Qawi]] and vacated it to move up to heavyweight
*[[IBF]] Cruiserweight Champion (1987-1988 - Won title against [[Ricky Parkey]] and vacated it to move up to heavyweight)
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*[[IBF]] Cruiserweight Champion (1987-1988) Won title against [[Ricky Parkey]] and vacated it to move up to heavyweight
*[[WBC]] Cruiserweight Champion (1988 - Won title against [[Carlos DeLeon]] and vacated it to move up to heavyweight)
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*[[WBC]] Cruiserweight Champion (1988) Won title against [[Carlos DeLeon]] and vacated it 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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*WBA/WBC/IBF Heavyweight Champion (1990-1992) Won titles against [[James (Buster) Douglas|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]])
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*WBA/IBF Heavyweight Champion (1993-1994) Won titles against Riddick Bowe and lost them against [[Michael Moorer]]
 
*Won the WBA [[Muhammad Ali]] Super Belt on November 9, 1996.
 
*Won the WBA [[Muhammad Ali]] Super Belt on November 9, 1996.
*WBA Heavyweight Champion (1996-1999 - Won title against [[Mike Tyson]] 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]]
*IBF Heavyweight Champion (1997-1999 - Won title against Michael Moorer and lost it to Lennox Lewis)
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*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)
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*WBA Heavyweight Champion (2000-2001) Won title against [[John Ruiz]] and lost it to Ruiz in a rematch
  
== Awards & Recognition ==
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==Awards & Recognition==
*[[Ring Magazine Fighter of the Year|''The Ring'' Fighter of the Year]] for 1987, 1996, 1997.
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*[[Ring Magazine Fighter of the Year|The Ring Magazine Fighter of the Year]] for 1987, 1996, & 1997.
*Holyfield's first [[Evander Holyfield vs. Riddick Bowe (1st meeting)|fight]] with [[Riddick Bowe]] was [[Ring Magazine Fight of the Year|''The Ring'' Fight of the Year]] for 1992, and the tenth round was the [[Ring Magazine Round of the Year|Round of the Year]].
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*[[Boxing Writers Association of America]] [[Boxing Writers Association of America Fighter of the Year|Fighter of the Year]] for 1990, 1996, & 1997
*Holyfield's first [[Mike Tyson vs. Evander Holyfield (1st meeting)|fight]] with [[Mike Tyson]] was [[Ring Magazine Fight of the Year|''The Ring'' Fight of the Year]] and [[Ring Magazine Upset of the Year|Upset of the Year]] for 1996.
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*First [[Evander Holyfield vs. Riddick Bowe (1st meeting)|fight]] with [[Riddick Bowe]] was [[Ring Magazine Fight of the Year|The Ring Magazine Fight of the Year]] for 1992, and the 10th round was the [[Ring Magazine Round of the Year|Round of the Year]].
*Holyfield's second [[Evander Holyfield vs. Mike Tyson (2nd meeting)|fight]] with Mike Tyson was [[Ring Magazine Event of the Year|''The Ring'' Event of the Year]] for 1997.
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*First [[Mike Tyson vs. Evander Holyfield (1st meeting)|fight]] with [[Mike Tyson]] was [[Ring Magazine Fight of the Year|The Ring Magazine Fight of the Year]] and [[Ring Magazine Upset of the Year|Upset of the Year]] for 1996.
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*Second [[Evander Holyfield vs. Mike Tyson (2nd meeting)|fight]] with Mike Tyson was [[Ring Magazine Event of the Year|The Ring Magazine Event of the Year]] for 1997.
 
*Inducted into the [[Georgia Sports Hall of Fame]] in 2001.
 
*Inducted into the [[Georgia Sports Hall of Fame]] in 2001.
  
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[[Category:World Cruiserweight Champions]]
 
[[Category:World Cruiserweight Champions]]
 
[[Category:World Heavyweight Champions]]
 
[[Category:World Heavyweight Champions]]
[[Category:Two division champions]]
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[[Category:Two Division World Champions]]
 
[[Category:American World Champions]]
 
[[Category:American World Champions]]

Revision as of 17:04, 28 January 2013

Holyfieldwithbelts.jpg

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

Trainers: George Benton, Lou Duva, Emanuel Steward, Don Turner, Ronnie Shields, Tim Hallmark (conditioning coach)
Managers: Ken Sanders (1984-1990, 2008-present), Shelly Finkel, Jim Thomas
Cutmen: Ace Marotta and Jim Strickland
Evander Holyfield Gallery

Amateur Achievements

  • Record: 160-14
  • 1983 US National Championships Bronze medalist (178 lbs).
  • 1983 Pan American Games Silver medalist (178 lbs) in Caracas, Venezuela.
  • 1984 National Golden Gloves Gold medalist (178 lbs)
  • 1984 US Olympic Trials Bronze medalist (178 lbs)
  • 1984 US Olympic Box-Offs Winner (178 lbs)
  • 1984 Olympic Games Bronze medalist (178 lbs) in Los Angeles, United States.

Professional Achievements

  • One and only 4-time Heavyweight Champion
  • WBA Cruiserweight Champion (1986-1988) Won title against Dwight Muhammad Qawi and vacated it to move up to heavyweight
  • IBF Cruiserweight Champion (1987-1988) Won title against Ricky Parkey and vacated it to move up to heavyweight
  • WBC Cruiserweight Champion (1988) Won title against Carlos DeLeon and vacated it 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
  • Won the WBA Muhammad Ali Super Belt on November 9, 1996.
  • 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 Ruiz in a rematch

Awards & Recognition


Preceded by:
Dwight Muhammad Qawi
WBA Cruiserweight Champion
1986 Jul 12 – 1988
Vacated
Succeeded by:
Taoufik Belbouli
Preceded by:
Ricky Parkey
IBF Cruiserweight Champion
1987 May 15 – 1988
Vacated
Succeeded by:
Glenn McCrory
Preceded by:
Carlos DeLeon
WBC Cruiserweight Champion
1988 Apr 9 – 1988
Vacated
Succeeded by:
Carlos DeLeon
Preceded by:
James (Buster) Douglas
IBF Heavyweight Champion
WBA Heavyweight Champion
WBC Heavyweight Champion

1990 Oct 25 – 1992 Nov 13
Succeeded by:
Riddick Bowe
Preceded by:
Riddick Bowe
IBF Heavyweight Champion
WBA Heavyweight Champion

1993 Nov 6 – 1994 Apr 22
Succeeded by:
Michael Moorer
Preceded by:
Mike Tyson
WBA Heavyweight Champion
1996 Nov 9 – 1999 Nov 13
Succeeded by:
Lennox Lewis
Preceded by:
Michael Moorer
IBF Heavyweight Champion
1997 Nov 8 – 1999 Nov 13
Succeeded by:
Lennox Lewis
Preceded by:
Lennox Lewis
Stripped
WBA Heavyweight Champion
2000 Aug 12 – 2001 Mar 3
Succeeded by:
John Ruiz