Evander Holyfield Record & Stats

Evander Holyfield Record & Stats

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In a career spanning 26 years and 5 months, Evander Holyfield fought 57 times with 44 wins, 10 losses, and 2 draws. By his last professional fight on May 7, 2011, Holyfield's boxing record stood at 44-10-2 (29 KO wins, 2 KO losses).

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Atmore, Alabama, U.S.
“The Real Deal”
Born
Oct 19, 1962
Age
60
Debut
Nov 15, 1984
Record
44-10-2
Rounds
443
KOs
29 (51.8%)
Height
189 cm
Reach
197 cm
Ape Index
8 cm
Stance
Orthodox
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Evander Holyfield's record and stats
Evander Holyfield's Record

      Evander Holyfield (The Real Deal) is a retired American professional boxer. He was born in Atmore, Alabama, U.S. on October 19, 1962. Holyfield made his professional boxing debut at the age of 22 on November 15, 1984. He is a former 2-weight-class world champion. He is 60 years old, and will be turning 61 in 8 months and 18 days. Holyfield is a Hall of Famer.

      Boxing Record

      Total Fights57
      Wins44
      Losses10
      Draws2
      No-Contests1
      KO Wins29
      Total Title Wins11
      Title Defenses11
      Title-Fight KO Wins9
      Losses via KO2
      #DateAgeOpponentResultVia
      57May 7, 201148 Brian NielsenWinTKO10
      56Jan 22, 201148Sherman WilliamsNCNC
      55Apr 10, 201047 Francois BothaWinTKO8
      54Dec 20, 200846 Nikolai Valuev LossMD
      53Oct 13, 200744 Sultan Ibragimov LossUD
      52Jun 30, 200744 Lou SavareseWinUD
      51Mar 17, 200744Vinny MaddaloneWinTKO3
      50Nov 10, 200644Fres OquendoWinUD
      49Aug 18, 200643Jeremy BatesWinTKO2
      48Nov 13, 200442Larry DonaldLossUD
      47Oct 4, 200340 James ToneyLossTKO9
      46Dec 14, 200240 Chris Byrd LossUD
      45Jun 1, 200239 Hasim RahmanWinTD
      44Dec 15, 200139 John Ruiz DrawSD
      43Mar 3, 200138 John Ruiz LossUD
      42Aug 12, 200037 John Ruiz WinUD
      41Nov 13, 199937 Lennox Lewis LossUD
      40Mar 13, 199936 Lennox Lewis DrawSD
      39Sep 19, 199835Vaughn Bean WinUD
      38Nov 8, 199735 Michael Moorer WinRTD8
      37Jun 28, 199734 Mike Tyson WinDQ
      36Nov 9, 199634 Mike Tyson WinTKO11
      35May 10, 199633 Bobby CzyzWinRTD5
      34Nov 4, 199533 Riddick BoweLossTKO8
      33May 20, 199532 Ray MercerWinUD
      32Apr 22, 199431 Michael Moorer LossMD
      31Nov 6, 199331 Riddick Bowe WinMD
      30Jun 26, 199330 Alex StewartWinUD
      29Nov 13, 199230 Riddick Bowe LossUD
      28Jun 19, 199229 Larry Holmes WinUD
      27Nov 23, 199129Bert Cooper WinTKO7
      26Apr 19, 199128 George Foreman WinUD
      25Oct 25, 199028 Buster Douglas WinKO3
      24Jun 1, 199027Seamus McDonaghWinTKO4
      23Nov 4, 198927 Alex StewartWinTKO8
      22Jul 15, 198926Adílson RodriguesWinKO2
      21Mar 11, 198926Michael DokesWinTKO10
      20Dec 9, 198826 Pinklon ThomasWinRTD7
      19Jul 15, 198825James TillisWinRTD5
      18Apr 9, 198825 Carlos de León WinTKO8
      17Dec 5, 198725 Dwight Muhammad Qawi WinKO4
      16Aug 15, 198724Ossie Ocasio WinTKO11
      15May 15, 198724Ricky Parkey WinTKO3
      14Feb 14, 198724Henry Tillman WinTKO7
      13Dec 8, 198624Mike BrothersWinTKO3
      12Jul 12, 198623 Dwight Muhammad Qawi WinSD
      11May 28, 198623Terry MimsWinKO5
      10Apr 6, 198623Jesse ShelbyWinKO3
      9Mar 1, 198623Chisanda MuttiWinTKO3
      8Dec 21, 198523Anthony DavisWinTKO4
      7Oct 30, 198523Jeff MeachemWinTKO5
      6Aug 29, 198522Rick MyersWinTKO1
      5Jul 20, 198522Tyrone BoozeWinUD
      4Apr 20, 198522Mark RiveraWinTKO2
      3Mar 13, 198522Fred BrownWinTKO1
      2Jan 20, 198522Eric WinbushWinUD
      1Nov 15, 198422Lionel ByarmWinUD

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      Statistics

      Evander Holyfield is 189 cm tall (6' 2.41") with a reach of 197 cm (6' 5.56"). He fights out of the orthodox stance and presents an ape-index of 8 cm (3.15"). Holyfield has a 51.8% KO rate.

      Career Summary

      Evander Holyfield's professional boxing career spanned more than 26 years — from 1984 to 2011.

      Holyfield made his debut against Lionel Byarm at the age of 22 on November 15, 1984, defeating Byarm via 6 round unanimous decision. He went on to win 27 more consecutive fights after the debut, which included 22 wins via stoppage.

      Holyfield had his first world title fight at the age of 23 on July 12, 1986 after 11 professional fights, against Dwight Muhammad Qawi for the cruiserweight WBA title. He defeated Qawi via 15 round split-decision to become the cruiserweight champion of the world.

      He was a two-time undisputed world champion — at heavyweight and cruiserweight; and a three-time unified world champion — at heavyweight (2x) and cruiserweight, and has won 11 world titles at 2 weight classes. For all the details about Holyfield's world title wins and defenses refer to "Evander Holyfield World Titles".

      Some of Holyfield's best fights and notable victories include wins over Carlos de León, Dwight Muhammad Qawi, Riddick Bowe, Buster Douglas, Larry Holmes, Michael Moorer, and Mike Tyson.

      Evander Holyfield had a total of 10 losses in his professional boxing career — seven of them in title bouts and three in non-title bouts. He suffered his first loss against Riddick Bowe via 12 round unanimous decision on November 13, 1992, which ended his 28-fight win streak. He has been stopped two times and lost eight times via decision. For more details about these defeats, refer to "All of Evander Holyfield's losses".

      His last professional fight was a non-title bout against Danish boxer Brian Nielsen on May 7, 2011. Holyfield won the fight via 10th round TKO. It's been 11 years, 8 months, and 25 days since this fight.

      Holyfield retired from professional boxing with a record of 44-10-2, which included 29 knockout wins and 2 losses via knockout, and 11 title wins. He was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame (IBHOF) in 2017.

      Career Highlights

      Evander Holyfield fought a total of 57 times during his professional career. He was among the very best of his generation and put on some incredible performances. These eight fights are the highlight of his career.

      • Evander Holyfield vs. Dwight Muhammad Qawi

        A 23-year old Evander Holyfield (11-0, 8 KO) had his first world title fight against Dwight Muhammad Qawi for Qawi's WBA cruiserweight belt. Qawi was 33 years old with a record of 26-2-1. Qawi was on a seven-fight win streak with 15 KO wins. Holyfield was the taller of the two by 19 cms and also had a 9 cm reach advantage.

        Holyfield defeated Qawi via 15 round split-decision to win the WBA cruiserweight title.

      • Evander Holyfield vs. Dwight Muhammad Qawi II

        In a rematch, a 25-year old Evander Holyfield (16-0, 12 KO) faced Dwight Muhammad Qawi, who was now 34 years old with a record of 28-4-1 in a cruiserweight title defense fight. Qawi was on a one-fight win streak with 17 KO wins. Holyfield was the taller of the two by 19 cms and also had a 9 cm reach advantage.

        Holyfield defeated Qawi via 4th round KO to retain the WBA and IBF cruiserweight titles.

      • Evander Holyfield vs. Carlos De León

        A 25-year old Evander Holyfield (17-0, 13 KO) faced Carlos de León, who was 28 years old with a record of 44-4 in a undisputed cruiserweight championship bout. León was on a five-fight win streak with 29 KO wins. Holyfield was the taller of the two by 6 cms and also had a 14 cm reach advantage.

        Holyfield defeated León via 8th round TKO to win the WBC cruiserweight title and retain the WBA and IBF cruiserweight titles.

      • Evander Holyfield vs. Buster Douglas

        A 28-year old Evander Holyfield (24-0, 20 KO) faced Buster Douglas, who was 30 years old with a record of 30-4-1 in a undisputed heavyweight championship bout. Douglas was on a seven-fight win streak with 20 KO wins, and was the taller of the two by 3 cms and also had a 14 cm reach advantage over Holyfield.

        Holyfield defeated Douglas via 3rd round KO to win the WBA, WBC, and IBF heavyweight titles.

      • Evander Holyfield vs. Larry Holmes

        A 29-year old Evander Holyfield (27-0, 22 KO) faced Larry Holmes, who was 42 years old with a record of 54-3 in a undisputed heavyweight championship bout. Holmes was on a six-fight win streak with 37 KO wins, and was the taller of the two by 2 cms and also had a 9 cm reach advantage over Holyfield.

        Holyfield defeated Holmes via 12 round unanimous decision to retain the WBA, WBC, and IBF heavyweight titles.

      • Evander Holyfield vs. Riddick Bowe II

        In a rematch, a 31-year old Evander Holyfield (29-1, 22 KO) faced an undefeated Riddick Bowe, who was now 26 years old with a record of 34-0. Bowe was on a 34-fight win streak with 29 KO wins, and was the taller of the two by 7 cms and also had a 9 cm reach advantage over Holyfield.

        Holyfield defeated Bowe via 12 round majority decision to win the WBA and IBF heavyweight titles. He handed Bowe the first loss of his career, and put an end to Bowe's 34-fight win streak.

      • Evander Holyfield vs. Mike Tyson

        A 34-year old Evander Holyfield (32-3, 23 KO) faced Mike Tyson, who was 30 years old with a record of 45-1. Tyson was on a eight-fight win streak with 39 KO wins. Holyfield was the taller of the two by 11 cms and also had a 17 cm reach advantage.

        Holyfield defeated Tyson via 11th round TKO to win the WBA heavyweight title.

      • Evander Holyfield vs. Michael Moorer II

        In a rematch, a 35-year old Evander Holyfield (34-3, 24 KO) faced Michael Moorer, who was now 29 years old with a record of 39-1 in a heavyweight unification fight. Moorer was on a four-fight win streak with 31 KO wins. Holyfield was the taller of the two by 1 cm but Moorer had a 1 cm reach advantage over Holyfield.

        Holyfield defeated Moorer via 8th round RTD to win the IBF heavyweight title and retain the WBA heavyweight title.

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