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Evander Holyfield career timeline

Originally Published: July 5, 2007
By Bert Randolph Sugar | Boxing Historian

Born: Oct. 19, 1962, Atmore, Ala Nickname: "The Real Deal" Youngest of nine siblings Mother moved family to Atlanta, where Evander started boxing at age eight DQ'd in one amateur tourney after biting opponent Won silver medal in 1983 Pan-Am Games Won '84 National Golden Gloves, scoring KO in each win DQ'd in'84 Olympics for hitting opponent on break, won bronze Pro debut: Nov. 15, 1984, 6-round decision over Lionel Byarm at Madison Square Garden, NY Won WBA Cruiserweight (Jr. heavy) ...

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