Holyfield’s Son To Go Pro

On Wednesday, 21-year-old amateur fighter Evan Holyfield has announced that he will follow in his father’s footsteps and become a professional boxer.

Holyfield will also join the same organization that his father, former cruiserweight and world heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield started his pro career with, Main Events.

After over 80 amateur fights, the nearly 6’2 junior middleweight will look to follow his dreams and start the next chapter of his life.

“This is really a dream come true,” said Evan. “I have been doing this for more than 10 years and it’s not really a job if you really enjoy it. Life is always better when you have a dream you can strive for and work towards every day. I am eager to get started and excited to begin this next chapter.”

The middle child of the Holyfield family will train with Maurice “Termite” Watkins, who runs the Fighter Nation Boxing Gym in Houston, Texas.

“Evan is very coachable and hungry to create his own name,” explained Watkins.

“We have assembled a great team to help him achieve that goal. 1. We have Main Events. They are the ones who took Evander to the top. 2. He’s got me. I’ve had over 65 pro fights. 3. He’s in one of the best training climates in the world. That’s why athletes come here, because it is hot, humid and they can lose weight. 4. We’ve got Tim Hallmark. In my opinion, he is the best of the best of the strength and conditioning coaches and he is the one that took worked with Evander throughout his career. He is heading up our strength and conditioning team.” He continued, “Evan is the whole package: he can box, he can punch, he is very elusive in the ring and he has incredible timing. This makes for a winning combination and we plan on going all the way. We are ready to fight!”

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