How Does Evander Holyfield’s Stats Look in 2021?: Age, Height, Weight, Record, and Net Worth

Published 09/04/2021, 6:03 AM EDT


It’s been a decade since Evander Holyfield had his last fight against Brian Nielsen, which he won via TKO in Denmark. It was surprising to witness a 48-year-old all-time legend appear in the ring with the energy of a surging youngster. However, ‘The Real Deal’ still has the same itch to fight and might lace up the gloves once again.

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A natural cruiserweight of his time, Holyfield proved many of his haters wrong by having impeccable success in the heavyweight division. He beat Mike Tyson, Lennox Lewis, George Foreman, and many others in his glittery career.

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That said, ‘The Real Deal’ still has one of the most amazing resumes, standing in 2021. Besides enhancing his legacy, the American pugilist could also become a household name and a star of the sport. Hence, it helped him fetch several big paydays, both inside and outside the ring. Here’s a look at the stats that define Evander Holyfield’s career.

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Evander Holyfield 2021: Age, Weight, Record, Net Worth

Age:- 58

Weight: Heavyweight

Record: 44 wins (29 KOs), 10 losses (2 KOs), 2 draws

Height: 6 2 ½”

Reach: 78”

World titles:- 2 divisions (heavyweight and cruiserweight)

Reported Net Worth: $1 million

Instagram followers: 511K

Twitter followers: 301.6 K

‘The Real Deal’ and his untold side

Besides boxing, Evander Holyfield has also been a professional actor. He has been a part of several fictional displays and sports documentaries, broadening his reach to a global audience. However, his prime identity will always reflect him to be a great boxer. That said, he had an interesting amateur career in the sport.

We all are aware of Mike Tyson biting Evander Holyfield in a gruesome scrap in 1997. But what most people don’t know is that it was actually ‘Karma’ biting back ‘The Real Deal’ for a cheap antic in the early 1980s. As an amateur, ‘The Real Deal’ was once disqualified for biting his opponent- Jakey Winters.

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However, he won back-to-back medals in 83’ and 84’ and made the jump to the professional scene. From then, it was nothing but a fairy tale ride for Holyfield. He saw it all as a professional boxer and retired as an all-time elite. Meanwhile, his urge to return shows us that he is keen to roll back the years.

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As he was already scheduled to appear against Mike Tyson’s final opponent, Kevin McBride, in a Triller event, it’s clear that Evander Holyfield is serious about a return.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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