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“We’re With You Every Step of the Way”: Fans Join Legendary Trainer in Wishing Speedy Recovery to Evander Holyfield’s Son After Painful Surgery

Published 11/18/2023, 11:06 PM EST

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Evander Holyfield has long been counted as one of the greatest boxers ever to take a step into the squared circle. His career, which spanned decades, featured 57 fights out of which he managed to secure 44 victories and only faced defeat 10 times throughout his long career. Such was his greatness that his fame still remains intact decades after his retirement. However, in recent times, the 60-year-old icon’s personal life has taken a different trajectory. His son Evan Holyfield, who has been following his steps in boxing, suffered a distressing medical condition.

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The 25-year-old professional boxer who has already entered the ring 12 times has already undergone open heart surgery. The news came out a couple of months ago as his mother, Toi Irvin, detailed his condition on Facebook. According to her, he started “vomiting and experienced shortness of breath and pain in his chest” while preparing for a fight. Moreover, the young boxer opened his heart in one post and shared details about his condition. However, it seems that he is finally moving towards recovery as he wrote a message for the fans.

On his Instagram post, he shared a picture of himself after the painful surgery. In the caption he wrote, “From ring to recovery: Every champion faces a battle beyond the ropes. Grateful for each step in my journey back to strength. Looking forward to show everyone where I’m at now from where I was this day.” He appears to be motivated to once again return to the ring to prove his might.


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Fans shower Evander Holyfield with warm messages and anticipate his return to the ring

As the post surfaced on social media, it quickly garnered attention from boxing fans all over the world. The outpouring of positivity and well-wishes from the fan base reflects a genuine concern for the well-being of the young athlete. Even the legendary coach Freddie Roach wrote an uplifting message for the boxer, writing, “You got this, Champ!”. One fan expressed relief by stating, “Glad you are better now!!”. Another fan shared his support for the fifth son of Evander Holyfield. The fan wrote, “We’re with you every step of the way bro.”



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Meanwhile, a fan shared their wishes for the boxer, stating, “Get well soon champ keeping you in my thoughts & prayers”. Someone else shared their prayers for Evan Holyfield and claimed that he was an inspiration for others going through tough times. He wrote, “Evan, You have youth on your side and God always. Keeping you in my prayers. You are helping others by sharing your story/journey. Thank you.”


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Another fan chimed in and wished, “Man get well soon champ. The road to recovery is the road to redemption”. One fan claimed, “Minor setback for major comeup wishing for a speedy recovery champ”.

Overall, fans are looking forward to him getting well soon and returning to the ring once again. What do you think about Holyfield’s condition? Do send your prayers and wishes for his speedy recovery in the comments below.


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Written by:

Chirag Radhyan


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Chirag Radhyan is a Boxing Writer at EssentiallySports. He has authored over 300 articles and loves to talk about the animosity between athletes, leading up to a fight. His coverage of the off-court drama between Jake Paul and Tommy Fury received widespread appreciation from readers.
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Amal Joyce