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“How the Hell He Didn’t See That Coming” – Boxing World Left Shocked as Legend Evander Holyfield’s Undefeated Son, Evan, Gets Knocked Out in Round Two

Published 05/15/2022, 10:00 AM EDT

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Evan Holyfield entered the professional boxing ring in 2019, yet he caught a lot of attention from the fans as he is the son of a legendary boxer, Evander Holyfield. The boxing fraternity was shocked when Evan Holyfield got knocked out in his latest fight.

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Jurmain McDonald dropped Holyfield on the floor in the second round of the fight, to which fans reacted with some eye-catching comments. 

Fans react to the knockout of Evan Holyfield

Holyfield threw jabs toward McDonald but kept his left guard low. McDonald took this opportunity and landed his right hand straight on Holyfield’s face, which dropped him on the canvas. 

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Evan Holyfield lost for the first time in his professional boxing career before which he won 9 fights with 6 knockouts. 

A fan didn’t expect such an upset from Holyfield. The Fan wrote, “How the hell he didn’t see that coming”

Another fan criticized Holyfield. The tweet indicated how Holyfield lost his consciousness when he took the punch from his opponent. “Goodnight ✌🏾”, wrote the fan.

While some people were mocking this upset. A fan seemed to enjoy the knockout and subsequently commented, “YIKES 😆😆”

This moment from the underdog fight made a significant highlight of the Saturday night.

Some other reactions

This knockout shocked many as they didn’t expect a failure like this from Holyfield, whose father made a big name in the sport. 

Therefore, this upset brought fans to include the legendary boxer, Evander Holyfield, in their comments. 

A fan wrote, “Sheesh Evander Holyfield son got KO’d 😳😳”. The fan’s comment indicated that it was a shock that Evan Holyfield got knocked out. 

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Another fan commented, which questioned the ability of Evan Holyfield. The fan wrote, “Is That Holyfield Son 😭🫤”


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Well, the above comments portray it was one of the biggest upsets in the underdog fight as the fans expected a lot from Evan Holyfield. 


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 Do you think Evan Holyfield can make a comeback to prove his worth? Will he make a successful career like his father overcoming his current performance? Let us know your views in the comments below. 



Mohit More

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Mohit More is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. A graduate of the International Institute of Sports Management, he is a sports enthusiast and has played boxing, cricket, and basketball at various levels. Mohit is a staunch follower of Mayweather and Gennady Golovkin.