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“Stay Strong”: Despite His $1,000,000 Fortune, Evander Holyfield’s Baby Mama Asking for GoFundMe to Avert Personal Crisis Receives Huge Support from Boxing World

Published 09/22/2023, 12:37 AM EDT

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With a career of 27 years as a professional boxer, Evander Holyfield left an indelible mark on the sport. Besides sharing the ring with the likes of Lennox Lewis, Mike Tyson, George Foreman, and Larry Holmes, ‘The Real Deal’ became the unified Heavyweight champion of the world. With his laudable achievements inside and outside the ring, the globally recognized Holyfield is today worth $1,000,000.

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While Holyfield continues to fascinate the boxing fans, his son Evan Holyfield recently went through a personal turmoil.

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Evan experienced some complications earlier this month and was diagnosed with a heart condition. Although his dad, Evander Holyfield was worth $1,000,000, Toi Irvin, the mother of Evan Holyfield requested those concerned about Evan’s health to make contributions to GoFundMe to support them with medical expenses post his successful surgery. In this context, as Evan spoke about making a “big step in progress,” he received massive support from the boxing world.

Taking to Instagram, Evan Holyfield informed the fans that he finally got out of bed for the first time since his surgery.  Even though “it was a challenge” Evan assured everyone that he was getting stronger and healthier each day. In this context, he sincerely thanked those who prayed for him. And while “it’s not over yet,” he was hopeful that he could get out of the ICU today. In addition, he and his mother added, “Also gofundme link is in bio if you still want to support the cause and help out with medicals and living.


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Fans and well-wishers are more than elated to see Evan walking for the first time after his heart surgery. As a result, one said, “This is incredible! Continue recovering well, and I’m glad you’re in good spirits“.

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In a similar tone, one wrote, “Day by day. We’re all pulling for you to bounce back and continue doing what you love.

Meanwhile, one said, “That’s awesome!! Happy for you gang‼️

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On the other hand, one wrote, “Let’s go, Evan! God was watching over you bro, I’m glad you’re ok and I wish you a speedy recovery!
While one added, “Glad to see you up, bro! Stay strong“.


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With prayers and best wishes, Evan will soon completely recover from the surgery and return to boxing. Meanwhile, what message do you have for Evan Holyfield and his family? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.


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Written by:

Samrat Sardar


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Samrat Sardar is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. As an experienced commercial writer and athlete himself, Samrat brings a unique perspective and a deep passion for boxing to his work. He holds a post-graduation degree and has over 800 articles to his credit.
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Snigdhaa Jaiswal