Evan Holyfield Suffers First Pro Loss By Brutal Knockout
Evan Holyfield suffered his first loss.
Holyfield went down in the second round by Jurmain McDonald in a super welterweight bout on Saturday at TrillerVerz 5 on the undercard of Sergey Kovalev and Tervel Pulev in Inglewood, California.
A hard right hand caught Evander Holyfield’s 24-year-old son off guard and immediately laid him out on the mat.
WHAT DID WE JUST SEE 🤯
Evan Holyfield just got knocked out!
— Triller Fight Club (@trillerfight) May 15, 2022
Referee Raul Caiz Jr immediately waved off the fight after the count reached eight, which Holyfield immediately protested.
Meanwhile, his father, Evander, has only gone down twice in his career – once by Riddick Bowe in 1995 and another by James Toney in 2003. He began his pro boxing career 28-0, which included wins over Larry Holmes, George Foreman and Buster Douglas. He also won world titles at cruiserweight and heavyweight during this run.
The elder Holyfield retired from competition in 2011, but returned to action at 58 years old against former UFC champion Vitor Belfort – also at a Triller Fight Club event – but lost by first-round TKO.
Prior to the loss, the 24-year-old Holyfield beat his first nine opponents by KO/TKO.