Holyfield Inducted Into Hall of Fame
Evander Holyfield is the only boxer in history to be a four-time heavyweight champion, and now his grand career has been honored with an induction to the International Boxing Hall of Fame. Holyfield was present at the ceremony in Canastota, NY on Saturday.
In his speech, which received a standing ovation, Holyfield focused on how great of an impact his mother and his large family of siblings made on getting him to the heights of success he reached.
"This Hall of Fame thing is all about the help I got from someone else,’ Holyfield said. "My mother would have been so happy.’
Holyfield’s career saw him reach a number of great accomplishments, from his bronze medal at the 1984 Olympics to his two stunning victories over Mike Tyson. He finished his pro career with a record of 44-10-2 with 29 knockouts.
Watch a clip of Holyfield’s emotional speech below courtesy of ESPN: