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“He Will Be Truly Missed”: Boxing Legend Evander Holyfield’s Son Joins Fans in Mourning Saddening Demise of His High School Football Coach

Published 06/01/2023, 9:52 AM EDT

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It is not easy to say goodbye to someone close to you. Death is an inevitable bitter truth of human life. And, recently, the son of legendary boxer Evander Holyfield has had to deal with the unexpected passing of someone who played an important role in his life. Eleazar Evan Holyfield, who followed the path of his legendary father, is a professional boxer himself and has a boxing record of 9 wins and one loss and he is probably destined to become the ‘next big thing’ in boxing.

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Recently, Evan Holyfield received the devastating news of the passing of a football coach from his high school. Cepada Cloud was an influential figure for many students in his high school. His loss was a shock to many who knew him and saddened his students and the administration of the high school. Holyfield took to Instagram and posted two Instagram stories to remember the life of Coach Cloud. In his story, he wrote, “Rest easy, Coach Cloud, you definitely touched and influenced many lives while you were here in the right way.

Here’s how the fans and Evan Holyfield paid their respect to Coach Cloud


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Evan reshared a post on WhiteWaterathletic‘s Instagram page announcing the death of his beloved mentor and teacher. The coach is remembered for his “larger than life” personality and “love for those around him.” Cepalda Cloud was not only a football coach and a teacher. He was an artist who like to spend his time creating art pieces. And we can still find many of his art pieces on the Fine Art America website.

One user remembered the life of the Coach and how he always used to smile. He commented, “Heartbreaking news, Coach Cloud Always had a smile, he will be Truly missed!!!” Another user talked about how he was always respectful to his peers. She commented, “Best Human Being!!! Great Coach..loved by all…and he loved everyone…..will truly be missed but leaves an everlasting impact..knew how to treat his fellow man…”


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Along similar lines, another user wrote, “He truly did love everyone around him, especially the kids. His loss is heartbreaking for us, but I know he’s resting easy and watching over us all.”

One user simply wrote, “The kindest human on the planet. I know he will be drawing pictures in the clouds for us to see.” Another user summed up the emotion by saying, “Even in the afterlife we can enjoy the impact he made on everyone and the beautiful art he created.

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Coach Cloud was able to impact the lives of many people, and that can be in the way people who know him are remembering him. What do you make of the legendary boxer’s son paying tribute to Cloud? In addition, will you be interested in a potential bout between Nico Ali Walsh and Evan Holyfield? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Agrim Sharma

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Agrim Sharma is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. Boxing is Agrim's first love, and he has been enamored with the sport since witnessing the sheer courage and tenacity of 'Iron' Mike in his fight against Peter McNeeley. Agrim's recent coverage of the Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury fight was widely appreciated by readers.

Edited By: Amal Joyce