It’s the 30th anniversary year of former multi-time Heavyweight champ, Evander Holyfield, winning the World Title for the first time. But, Saturday night he was in the role of “proud boxing dad,” as one of his sons stepped through the ropes in Daytona Beach, Florida, and scored another early career knockout, himself.
Junior Middleweight Evan “Real Holy” Holyfield, 3-0, 3 KOs registered a first-round TKO at the Payne Boxing and Christy Martin Promotions show, “Bash on the Beach, II”
The 22 year old son of Holyfield swarmed opponent Travis Nero, who came in with a 1 – 5 record. And, it didn’t take long for the big punches to score knockdowns. Here’s a quick replay of the entire fight:
22yr old, 6’2” super welterweight Evan Holyfield (3-0, 3 KO’s) dropped Travis Nero (1-6) 3 times in the 1st round en route to a TKO-1 victory in Daytona Beach, FL
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This knockout came on the heels of Evan Holyfield’s first two professional wins both in November. The young Holyfield, who’s the only of Evander’s 11 children to become a fighter, scored a :16 1st round TKO on November 2nd in Las Vegas on the undercard of Canelo Alvarez’s WBO World Light Heavyweight title victory over Sergey Kovalev.
Evan Holyfield, who had a 90 fight amateur career, then won his next pro fight in Houston by 3rd round TKO three weeks later. Then, after taking more than two months for his third fight, Holyfield looked great again, albeit against highly suspect competition, Saturday night.
The fights Saturday were promoted by former Women’s World Champion, Christy Martin at the Hard Rock hotel in Daytona Beach.
Evander Holyfield will be honored by Nevada organizers and PBC upcoming in two weeks in Las Vegas on the night of Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury’s WBC World Heavyweight title rematch. The former Undisputed Light Heavyweight champ, Holyfield, first won the title in October of 1990, when he KO-ed James “Buster” Douglas with one punch in the third round.
He later defeated the likes of aging former champs, George Foreman and Larry Holmes. Then, he lost the belts by 12 round decision to Riddick Bowe in a tremendous battle in November 1992.
Holyfield or regained a portion of the heavyweight championship three total times in his career, including beating Bowe in a rematch and also, beating Mike Tyson twice.
The last time Holyfield got a portion of the title being in 2000, when he defeated John Ruiz for the WBA Championship.