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#pounditThursday, August 13, 2020

Watch: Evander Holyfield’s son Evan crushes opponent in pro boxing debut

Evan Holyfield

There’s a new Holyfield in boxing who is knockout out opponents.

Evan Holyfield, one of former heavyweight champion Evander’s sons, made his pro boxing debut on Saturday night in a fight on the Canelo Alvarez-Sergey Kovalev undercard at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Evan was facing Nick Winstead and ended the fight in seconds:

If the goal was to build some hype for Holyfield, the plan worked. The 21-year-old looked great and is now 1-0 with a first-minute knockout win. Of course, any questions about the legitimacy of Winstead (0-2) and the quick stoppage are fair.

Winstead really was not given much of a chance. Sure, he looked completely overwhelmed at first, but he wasn’t given a shot beyond the knockdown. Regardless, we’re excited to see Holyfield begin his career.

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