About Evander Holyfield
As for the day, Evander Holyfield net worth is estimated at $500 thousand. And even though this is much more (I would not like to admit how much more exactly) than I have in my account, I must say this is less than I have expected. After all, we are speaking about one of the most recognized professional boxers in the world here. Evander is WBA Cruiserweight Champion, IBF Cruiserweight Champion, WBC Heavyweight Champion, WBA Heavyweight Champion, WBA Heavyweight Champion, IBF Heavyweight Champion twice, WBA Heavyweight Champion four times… I could continue naming his major and minor world titles, but I think it is already getting boring for both of us. The point is, as I‘ve already mentioned, Holyfield is one of the most talented and accomplished professional boxers in history. Having this in mind, I would expect Evander Holyfield net worth to be greater than $500 thousand. The problem is, the athlete really is not good with money. During his lengthy career Evander earned more than $230 million in prize money only, but managed to lose nearly all of this fortune, plus his Olympic bronze medal and championship rings.
Now speaking about his personal attitudes, the champion earned all of his titles by working hours and hours in the gym, hence he has no respect for people who „get envy and jealous, yet are not willing to put that work in, and they want to get the same praise“. The athlete is also quoted saying that it is learning to face one‘s fears that makes the difference between people being champions and people not being champions. If you still dream of becoming a champion one day, whether you are fighting in the ring or daily struggles, you might want to keep this advice in mind.
Now what most people find even more interesting than Evander Holyfield net worth is the infamous incident with Mike Tyson. Yes, I am talking about the fight which will be remembered as „The Bite Fight“. During the third round of the rematch Tyson’s teeth tore off a small section of the top of his opponent’s ear and spat that bit of flesh out onto the canvas. What seems the strangest for me is that Evander does not even speak about Tyson with anger (at least he no longer does). In fact, it looks like Holyfield puts most of the blame for Tyson‘s actions on the environment he grew up in, not the notorious boxer himself. In one of his interviews Evander has said: „I’m just one woman away, my mother, from being the same as Mike Tyson. I would’ve ended up like him if my mama had not been so tough and strong. A lot of people, including Mike, don’t know I came from the ghetto. They think I’m too nice and proper. But that’s the way my mama raised me – to look people in the eye and respect them.“ I find his ability to forgive absolutely inspiring, don‘t you?