ID# 863501. 29 -- Rick Myers, Atlanta, KO 1Oct. Evander 'The Real Deal' Holyfield had a career to remember that saw him become the first world cruiserweight champion to become heavyweight champion at the time. In a rematch with Bowe one year later, he recaptured the WBA and IBF titles in another decision. Evander Holyfield (Atmore, Alabama, 19 de octubre de 1962) es un exboxeador profesional estadounidense y campeón mundial, tanto del campeonato peso pesado como del crucero. events. Holyfield faced Chris Byrd for the IBF heavyweight championship on December 14, 2002, only to lose the bout in a unanimous decision. Here's a run through his fight by fight career record as a prizefighter. Lewis was stripped of the WBA title on April 12, 2000, because of a mandatory defense controversy. Holyfield returned to the ring after a 21-month absence in August 2006 and proceeded to win four consecutive bouts over the following year. In his next important title defense, he faced the British fighter and WBC champion Lennox Lewis. Save 50% off a Britannica Premium subscription and gain access to exclusive content. 17 -- Vinny Maddalone, Corpus Christi, TX, TKO 3June 30 -- Lou Savarese, El Paso, TX, W 10Oct. The diagnosis was later reversed, however, and Holyfield resumed boxing, winning a 10-round decision over Ray Mercer on May 20, 1995. 10 -- Fres Oquendo, San Antonio, TX, W 12, Mar. people. He also hosts TV and radio sports talk shows. On October 25, 1990, he scored a third-round knockout of James (“Buster”) Douglas to win the undisputed heavyweight title of the WBA, the World Boxing Council (WBC), and the International Boxing Federation (IBF). Jan. 20 -- Eric Winbush, Atlantic City, W 6Mar. Here's a run through his fight by fight career record as a prizefighter. 9 -- Pinklon Thomas, Atlantic City, TKO 7, Mar. He got retired in 2014 with a career record of 44 wins, ten losses, and two draws. Evander Holyfield, byname the Real Deal, (born October 19, 1962, Atmore, Alabama, U.S.), American boxer, the only professional fighter to win the heavyweight championship four separate times and thereby surpass the record of Muhammad Ali, who won it three times. He successfully defended his title on June 28, 1997, in a rematch against Tyson, who was disqualified after the third round for biting Holyfield’s ears. 21 -- Anthony Davis, Virginia Beach, Virginia, KO 4, Mar. 14 -- Chris Byrd, Atlantic City, L 12(For IBF heavyweight title), Oct. 4 -- James Toney, Las Vegas, TKO by 9, Aug. 18 -- Jeremy Bates, Dallas, TX, TKO 2Nov. He began boxing at age seven and won the Boys Club boxing tournament. 9 -- Carlos DeLeon, Las Vegas, TKO 8(Captured undisputed cruiserweight title)July 16 -- James Tillis, Lake Tahoe, Nevada, KO 8Dec. 19 -- Larry Holmes, Las Vegas, W 12(Retained undisputed world heavyweight title)Nov. 13 -- Riddick Bowe, Las Vegas, L 12(Lost undisputed world heavyweight title), June 26 -- Alex Stewart, Atlantic City, W 12Nov. 11 -- Michael Dokes, Las Vegas, TKO 10July 15 -- Adilson Rodrigues, Lake Tahoe, Nevada, KO 2Nov. Take a jab at this quiz to learn about the sport’s interesting history. Holyfield was selected into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2017. Evander Holyfield grimacing with pain after being bitten on the ear by Mike Tyson in a 1997 championship bout. In April 1988, with an eighth-round knockout of Carlos DeLeon, Holyfield became boxing’s first undisputed cruiserweight champion. Andrew Eisele is a boxing writer who has covered the sport for Time, Inc. 19 -- George Foreman, Atlantic City, W 12(Retained undisputed world heavyweight title)Nov. 23 -- Bert Cooper, Atlanta, TKO 7(Retained undisputed world heavyweight title), Jun. Holyfield was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2017. Corrections? 30 -- Jeff Meachem, Atlantic City, KO 5Dec. After the bout, he was diagnosed with a heart defect and announced his retirement. Holyfield continued to fight after those two losses, but the bouts were of a much lesser quality and the title he won (from the World Boxing Federation in 2010) was not widely recognized. After losing a decision to journeyman Larry Donald in 2004, Holyfield had his New York boxing license revoked because of his apparently deteriorating skills. In his third fight with Bowe, on November 4, 1995, Holyfield scored a knockdown in the sixth round but lost by a knockout in the eighth. Articles from Britannica Encyclopedias for elementary and high school students. He then lost matches to Sultan Ibragimov (in October 2007) and Nikolay Valuev (in December 2008) for the WBO and WBA titles, respectively.
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