Evander Holyfield reached his peak during the 1990s thanks to his many wins in boxing. Nowadays, Holyfield lives a hectic life not too far away from the boxing ring and financial trouble. In this article, we’ll talk about what Holyfield is doing now, how much he’s worth, and how he makes money.
What is Evander Holyfield doing now?
Holyfield is doing the same as he was for the past decades, including boxing, TV appearances, and other less successful ventures. He still holds a certain degree of fame that helps him stay in the spotlight and to profit from it.
Nevertheless, that doesn’t mean he’s as successful as he was. In fact, Evander Holyfield has faced several financial hardships, including foreclosure on a $10 million mansion in Atlanta. Famous rapper Rick Ross later purchased that property.
Will Evander Holyfield ever box again?
Evander Holyfield picked up the boxing gloves back in 2021 to face MMA superstar Vitor Belfort. Although the Brazilian MMA fighter has only one professional boxing bout to his name (in contrast to Holyfield’s 57), he knocked out Holyfield in less than two minutes.
Most thought it was time for Holyfield to hang the gloves for good – but he refuses to do so. After that exhibition fight, he went back to training and started talking about another bout with a different fighter.
When is Evander Holyfield’s next fight?
Holyfield retired from boxing in 2011 so we will not be able to see him fight again but we can still watch some of his greatest fights and enjoy the show.
Holyfield faced Lennon Lewis twice in his career and came up short both times: one loss and one draw. A third match -this time, an exhibition bout- would fit a revenge narrative that may spark the interest of boxing fans. At the same time, the third match with Mike Tyson (the last one ended early after Tyson bit Holyfield’s ear) may also bring enough money to make it worth the trouble.
How much is Evander Holyfield worth?
Different sources claim Evander Holyfield has a net worth of $1 million. While that may seem like a comfortable sum to retire, the Real Deal had $200 million at its peak, which would be half a billion dollars today after adjusting it for inflation.
At the same time, he has faced several financial issues that we covered above, which may lead you to believe he needs to get back in the ring or, better yet, start a new venture to start recouping some of the lost money.
How does Evander Holyfield make money now?
At the peak of his career, Holyfield appeared everywhere: from soda commercials to video games. Nowadays, he may not be such a ubiquitous figure, but he still manages to land a commercial every once in a while. He has also used his image to promote a set of grills, similar to the deal George Foreman has – albeit not as successful. Holyfield advertised the Real Deal Grill by appearing on TV infomercials using it.
Holyfield is not a stranger to the small screen. He appeared in big TV series like The Fresh Prince in the 1990s. More recently, he appeared in Phineas and Ferb, a cartoon for kids. He also had the chance to make a brief appearance in a wrestling promotion, but the deal fell through because of issues unrelated to Holyfield. The Real Deal also had his film debut in the remake of Arthur.
Reality TV appearances
One of the most recurrent roles of Holyfield outside of the ring is his reality TV appearances. He traveled to different parts of the world because of them. He has competed in the American reality Dancing with the Stars, as well as its British counterpart, Strictly Come Dancing, and the Argentine version, Bailando por un Sueño.
He also joined the British version of Celebrity Big Brother and was the first to be evicted.
Holyfield has a hard time hanging up his boxing gloves for good. He has recently faced Vitor Belfort (only to lose after less than two minutes) and is already trying to score another exhibition bout soon. Boxing still remains one of Holyfield’s most lucrative career choices.