Evander Holyfield Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Evander Holyfield Quick Info
Height6 ft 2 in
Weight102 kg
Date of BirthOctober 19, 1962
Zodiac SignLibra
Eye Color Dark Brown

Evander Holyfield is an American former professional boxer who had ruled as the undisputed cruiserweight champion in the late 1980s and the undisputed heavyweight champion in the early 1990s, becoming the first boxer ever to have clinched the undisputed championship in 2 different weight classes. In his days as an amateur boxer, representing the United States, he had won the ‘Bronze’ medal at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics (light-heavyweight division) and the ‘Silver’ medal at the 1983 Caracas Pan American Games.

Born Name

Evander Holyfield

Nick Name

The Real Deal, The Warrior

Evander Holyfield as seen in an Instagram Post in November 2020
Evander Holyfield as seen in an Instagram Post in November 2020 (Evander Holyfield / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Libra

Born Place

Atmore, Escambia County, Alabama, United States

Residence

Fayette County, Georgia, United States

Nationality

American

 

Occupation

Professional Boxer (Retired)

Evander Holyfield as seen in an Instagram Post in January 2021
Evander Holyfield as seen in an Instagram Post in January 2021 (Evander Holyfield / Instagram)

Family

  • Father – Isom Coley
  • Mother – Annie Laura Holyfield
  • Others – Bernard Holyfield (Older Half-Brother) (Actor, Dancer). He has 7 other older half-siblings.

Weight(s)

Light Heavyweight, Cruiserweight, Heavyweight

Stance

Orthodox

Reach

6 ft 6 in or 198 cm

Build

Athletic

Height

6 ft 2 in or 188 cm

Weight

102 kg or 225 lbs

Evander Holyfield as seen in an Instagram Post in September 2020
Evander Holyfield as seen in an Instagram Post in September 2020 (Evander Holyfield / Instagram)

Girlfriend / Spouse

Evander has dated –

  1. Paulette Bowen (1985–1991) – Evander had married Paulette Bowen on May 17, 1985. They have 4 children together – 2 sons named Evander Holyfield Jr. (b. 1984) (Boxer) and Ewin Ezekiel Holyfield (b. 1990), and 2 daughters named Evette Ashley Holyfield (b. 1986) and Ebonne Esheal Holyfield (b. 1989). They had parted ways in 1991.
  2. Ia Brown – Through his relationship with Ia Brown, he has a daughter named Emani Winter Holyfield (b. 1993).
  3. Janice Itson (1994–2000) – Evander had started dating Janice Itson in 1994 and they got married on October 4, 1996. They have a son together named Elijah Jedidiah Holyfield (b. 1998). They had parted ways in July 2000.
  4. Tamie Pettaway – Through his relationship with Tamie Pettaway, he has a son named Elijah Esaias Holyfield (b. 1997) (Professional American Football Player) and a daughter named Eden Eloise Holyfield (b. 1995).
  5. Toi Irvin – Through his relationship with Toi Irvin, he has a son named Eleazar Evan Holyfield (b. 1997).
  6. Candi Calvana Smith (2003–2012) – Evander had married Candi Calvana Smith on July 1, 2003, and they have 2 children together – a son named Eli Ethan Holyfield (b. 2004) and a daughter named Eve Elizabeth Holyfield (b. 2005). They got divorced in 2012.

Race / Ethnicity

Black

He is of African-American descent.

Hair Color

Bald

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Toned physique
  • Sports a thin mustache
  • Affable smile

Religion

Christianity

Brand Endorsements

Evander has been featured in the TV commercials for –

  • Zaxby’s
  • Coca-Cola
  • Real Deal Grill cooking appliances
Evander Holyfield as seen in an Instagram Post in December 2020
Evander Holyfield as seen in an Instagram Post in December 2020 (Evander Holyfield / Instagram)

Evander Holyfield Facts

  1. As of January 2021, Evander was the first and only 4-time world heavyweight champion. He had held the unified WBA (World Boxing Association), WBC (World Boxing Council), and IBF (International Boxing Federation) titles from 1990 to 1992; the WBA and IBF titles from 1993 to 1994, the WBA title from 1996 to 1999; the IBF title from 1997 to 1999 and the WBA title from 2000 to 2001.
  2. In 1994, he was forced to abruptly retire from the sport due to a medical scare. He had, however, made a comeback within a year.
  3. When he had defeated Mike Tyson in 1996 to regain the WBA heavyweight title, he had become the first boxer since Muhammad Ali to have won a world heavyweight title thrice. That match was accorded the status of ‘Upset of the Year’ by The Ring magazine.
  4. In 2017, a statue of him was commissioned for installation in downtown Atlanta.
  5. In May 2021, he expressed his interest to fight with YouTuber-turned boxer Jake Paul, provided he received enough money.

Featured Image by Evander Holyfield / Instagram

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