Evander Holyfield

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This May Be the Strangest Weigh-In Photo Ever

Mitt Romney and Evander Holyfield fighting in a charity match

(Newser) - Mitt Romney will box Evander Holyfield in a charity event in Utah today, but first came the official weigh-in and obligatory, if jokey, stare-down. For the record, Romney came in at 179 pounds and Holyfield at 236.5, notes Mediaite . It's all in good fun: "I don't... More »

Get Ready for Romney Vs. Holyfield

Yes, really

(Newser) - This is, apparently, not a joke: Mitt Romney will fight boxer Evander Holyfield. In the Salt Lake Tribune , Paul Rolly calls it the "marquee event" of a black-tie evening involving several other bouts on May 15 in Salt Lake City, meant to raise money for Charity Vision . The humanitarian... More »

Latest Anti-Gay Celeb: Evander Holyfield

Says homosexuality can be cured

(Newser) - The latest celebrity to make controversial comments about homosexuality: Evander Holyfield, whose remarks on the UK version of Celebrity Big Brother Sunday night are getting attention. The boxer, responding to a question from a castmate about whether gay people are involved in the sport, responded that homosexuality "ain't... More »

Tyson, Holyfield Make Up

Boxers reconcile 12 years after bizarre championship bout

(Newser) - Evander Holyfield forgives Mike Tyson for biting his ear during their heavyweight title fight in 1997, he said during a joint appearance with his former opponent on today's Oprah Winfrey Show. The boxers—who knew each other as teens—shook hands, and Holyfield said the famous bite “wasn't really... More »

Celebs Headed for Foreclosure

Jacko, Canseco, Ed McMahon fight for roofs over their heads

(Newser) - Even the famous aren't immune to foreclosure, as these celebrities, listed in Forbes, prove:
  • Xzibit: A pimped ride hasn’t been enough to pay the bills on his $536,000 Woodland Hills, Calif., home.
  • Jose Canseco: The ex-ballplayer, who penned a book on big-league steroids, stands to lose his $2.
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Worst (Un)Retirements in Sports

(Newser) - With Brett Favre mulling yet another unretirement, Will Leitch of New York magazine looks back on the worst unretirements in sports history. They range from cringe-worthy to incomparably cringe-worthy:
  • Ricky Williams: How many drug tests can one man fail?
  • Lance Armstrong: "It’s difficult to come up with a
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Tyson Doc Scores a Knockout

(Newser) - James Toback’s Mike Tyson documentary—a nearly uninterrupted monologue from the infamous boxer—has sent critics reeling in adoration. A sample of what they’re saying:
  • “You won’t know what hit you,” raves Peter Travers in Rolling Stone, calling it “one of the best movies
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Holyfield, 46, Loses Close Bout for Title

(Newser) - Evander Holyfield lost his bid—barely—to become the world's oldest heavyweight champ tonight, SkySports reports. Holyfield, 46, lost a close decision to 7-foot Russian Nikolai Valuev in Switzerland for the WBA title. One judge scored it a draw, and the other two gave Valuev the win by scores of... More »

Holyfield to Challenge for Belt in Moscow

44-year-old to meet Ibragimov in bid for 5th heavyweight crown

(Newser) - Forty-four-year-old Evander Holyfield will challenge for his fifth heavyweight crown on October 13 against WBO champ Sultan Ibragimov. The Moscow bout was slated to feature Ibragimov and WBA champ Ruslan Chagaev, who withdrew for undisclosed reasons. Holyfield, who downed Lou Savarese in June, says he's ready to unify the heavyweight... More »

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