Evander Holyfield's journey from Olympic success to heavyweight domination 

Evander Holyfield is widely regarded as the greatest heavyweight boxer ever. We take a closer look at his journey from a young prodigy to a four-time world heavyweight champion and the baddest man on the planet. 

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Early Start 

Holyfield started boxing at the tender age of 7 and had an incredibly successful amateur career.  His amateur record was a stunning 160-14. 

Olympics Success

Holyfield represented the United States at the 1984 summer Olympics. He secured a Bronze medal in the heavyweight category after which he turned pro. 

First Major Belt 

Holyfield won his first major belt in July 1986 as he secured the WBA cruiserweight title. 

Rivalry with Mike Tyson 

Holyfield's rivalry with Tyson was arguably one of the most fierce rivalries in the sport. In the first fight, Holyfield stopped Tyson in round 11 and in the second fight Tyson infamously bit of Holyfield's ear resulting in a disqualification. 

Legacy in the sport 

Holyfield is widely regarded as one of the best heavyweights in the world. He is the only four-time heavyweight champion of the world among other accolades and earned over half a billion during his illustrious career. 

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