Evander Holyfield’s son to make pro boxing debut in November
Evander Holyfield is widely considered to be one of the greatest boxers to ever live, and one of his sons is hoping to carry on the tradition when he makes his professional fighting debut later this year.
At a news conference for the Sergey Kovalev-Canelo Alvarez fight on Wednesday evening, Main Events promoter Kathy Duva announced that 21-year-old Evan Holyfield will make his pro boxing debut on the undercard of a Nov. 2 event that will be shown on the streaming service DAZN. As Dan Rafael of ESPN notes, Main Events recently signed Evan and is the same promotion company that represented Evander throughout much of his career.
Evander, of course, was a cruiserweight and heavyweight. He remains the only boxer in history to win the undisputed championship in two weight classes. Evan currently fights as a middleweight.
Another one of Evander’s sons, Elijah, played football at Georgia and was in training camp with the Carolina Panthers this summer, though he did not make the regular season roster.
As you can see, the Holyfield family is loaded with athletes. Evan will have the tough task of having to live up to the enormous expectations his father created, which will not be easy. Hopefully he’s able to enjoy a successful career.