Evander Holyfield memorabilia goes on auction for boxing fans
Evander Holyfield makes 2012 Olympics news at least twice. Evander Holyfield has managed to make news at least twice during the 2012 London Olympics. First, he showed up in a man-on-the-street interview with a news crew that didn’t recognize him, a gaffe pundits gleefully made viral. Now comes the announcement that Holyfield is set to auction a huge trove of memorabilia – including the bronze medal he won at the 1984 Summer Games. The Champ gave both Olympic bulletins a positive spin. Evander Holyfield is an American professional boxer. He is a former Undisputed World Champion in both the cruiserweight and heavyweight divisions, earning him the nickname “The Real Deal.” After winning the bronze medal in the Light Heavyweight division at the 1984 Summer Olympics, he debuted as a professional at the age of 21.
Evander Holyfield holds other notable victories over fighters such as; George Foreman, Larry Holmes, Riddick Bowe, Ray Mercer, Mike Tyson (x2), Michael Moorer, John Ruiz, Michael Dokes and Hasim Rahman. Holyfield is the only 4-time World Heavyweight Champion, winning the WBA, WBC, and IBF titles in 1990, the WBA and IBF titles in 1993 and the WBA title in 1996 and 2000
Evander Holyfield, the legendary boxer who reportedly earned around $250 million during his career, actually moved out of his luxurious and grand 109-room home in Fairburn, Georgia, this month, after it was sold for $7.5 million in a foreclosure auction held in March 2012. This historic memorabilia collection from the world’s renowned heavyweight boxing champion is an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for pure boxing fans and sports collectors alike.