WATCH: Evander Holyfield’s Son, Evan, Bags a Vicious Knockout on Herring-Stevenson Undercard

Published 10/23/2021, 11:02 PM EDT


Evander Holyfield was at ringside as he saw his son Evan go 8-0 with a vicious KO win in the undercard of Herring vs Stevenson at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta. The 24-year-old ‘Yung Holy’ landed bombs on his opponent, Charles Stanford, and didn’t hesitate to consume some heat from the other side.

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Evan Holyfield and Stanford traded hard blows, and the outcome came in favor of the former. The six-round bout ended in a mere two rounds after Holyfield floored his opponent with a barrage of shots. It was Holyfield’s sixth KO win.

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Akin to Evan, Stanford also came in with a lot of confidence. Riding on a four-fight win streak, the Ohio resident looked aggressive from the start. He brawled with Evan Holyfield for a brief moment and the first two rounds were extremely close. But all action ended within that time frame.

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Stanford began planting heavy shots on Holyfield as round two began. It evoked Holyfield to do the same. However, Stanford looked more comfortable with his shots.

Well, all it takes is one punch in boxing, and Evan Holyfield displayed it in style.

He hit his opponent with a clean left and sent him down. The damage was pretty evident, and the referee had to dive in to stop the fight.

Evander Holyfield and Evan Holyfield- The star father-son duo

Following Evander Holyfield’s footsteps, the younger one has been at a commendable point in his career. He is still at an early stage, but seems to have the potential to become a future star.

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Top Rank Promotions have been a hub to several prodigies. The young Holyfield is one of them. If he chooses to remain active, it can bring him a stellar future.

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As the super welterweight division is extremely vast, Evan will get a lot of opportunities to hone his skills and test them against rising stars and established veterans. Relying on his name, he can always secure fights and eventually championship opportunities.

What did you make of tonight’s fight?

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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. Combining his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports, he has earned a combined 3000 plus bylines over the last two years.

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