Evander Holyfield finalizes divorce from wife
Boxing legend Evander Holyfield has just finalized his divorce from wife, Candi Holyfield — two years after the papers were originally filed.
As previous reports have stated, Candi Holyfield wanted to put an end to her marriage with Evander Holyfield back in June 2010. That same year, she also attempted to obtain a restraining order against the boxer, over allegations that Evander had hit her in the face, head and back — an attempt that she subsequently dropped a while later, even agreeing to attend counselling sessions with her husband. However, the marriage could not be saved anymore.
The divorce of the former couple was finalised last month at the Georgia Superior Court after they reached an agreement on issues regarding alimony, child support, custody and property division.
The finalization of the divorce comes just weeks after the $14 million Georgia mansion of Evander Holyfield has been foreclosed on earlier this year due to missed mortgage payments, forcing him to move out of the house. Meanwhile, his former wife Candi Holyfield filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy back in May.
The boxing legend has been spotted enjoying his single life since his divorce — he was seen attending the boxing events at the 2012 London Olympic Games. Evander Holyfield won a bronze medal in the 1984 Summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles.
Holyfield moved to the cruiserweight division in 1985 and won his first title the following year, when he defeated Dwight Muhammad Qawi for the WBA Cruiserweight belt. He would then go on to defeat Ricky Parkey and Carlos De Leon to win the “Lineal,” IBF and WBC titles, becoming the Undisputed Cruiserweight Champion. Holyfield moved up to heavyweight in 1988, defeating Buster Douglas for the The Ring, Lineal, WBC, WBA and IBF titles in 1990.
Evander Holyfield holds other notable victories over fighters such as George Foreman, Larry Holmes, Riddick Bowe, Ray Mercer, Mike Tyson (x2), Michael Moorer, John Ruiz, Michael Dokes and Hasim Rahman. Evander Holyfield is the only four-time World Heavyweight Champion, winning the WBA, WBC, and IBF titles in 1990, the WBA and IBF titles in 1993 and the WBA title in 1996 and 2000.