Five Times Evander Holyfield Obliterated His Opponents Inside The Squared Circle

10 years later, the heavyweight legend Evander Holyfield will make his boxing comeback in an exhibition bout against the UFC legend Vitor Belfort. Ahead of this legend vs. legend bout, here, we take a look at five times Evander Holyfield obliterated his opponents inside the squared circle.

Dwight Muhammad Qawi
(Rematch) - December 1987

Holyfield successfully defended his WBA and IBF cruiserweight titles against Dwight Muhammad Qawi in their rematch. 'The Warrior' Holyfield scored a couple of knockdowns and eventually won the fight via KO in the fourth round.

Adilson Rodrigues -
July 1989

Holyfield successfully defended his WBC Continental Americas heavyweight title for the first time against Adilson Rodrigues by knocking him out cold in the second round. 

Buster Douglas -
October 1990

Holyfield landed a hard right followed by a left uppercut and knocked Buster Douglas out cold in the third round. As a result, Holyfield also won the WBA, WBC, and IBF heavyweight titles.

Mike Tyson -
November 1996

In their first bout, Tyson was set for his first WBA heavyweight title defense against Holyfield. The pair had a long-drawn battle, which resulted in one of the best heavyweight title bouts. Holyfield took 'Iron Mike' into the deep waters and made history by defeating Tyson in an 11th round TKO. 

Michael Moorer (Rematch) -
November 1997

'The Real Deal' Holyfield successfully avenged his loss against Michael Moorer as he won the rematch by dropping him in the eighth round by landing a vicious combination of punches. Even though Moorer got back up, he was unable to answer the bell. Thus, Holyfield was declared the winner via RTD.

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