One of the handful of boxers out there seen as being a â€œgood guyâ€ may not be the saint heâ€™s often been portrayed as in the media. Following the trend of countless athletes before him, it appears Evander Holyfield is on the brink of being completely broke and actually owes more than $350,000 in child support.
Holyfield is being taken to court by the Georgia Department of Human Services based on one of his eleven children, an 18-year old daughter, claiming the former heavyweight champion hasnâ€™t paid anything since April 2010 (totally $372,097.40). If he does not settle up he could be headed to jail based on the charge against him.
TMZ was first to report the story.
The news is not the only time Holyfield has run into financial issues after declaring for bankruptcy a few years back and having his lavish property in Georgia foreclosed on twice. Over his 27-year career the 49-year old Holyfield amassed hundreds of millions of dollars including huge sums for his fights against Mike Tyson and Lennox Lewis.
â€œThe Real Dealâ€ fought as recently as April 2011 when he stopped Brian Nielson with strikes in the tenth round. He holds an overall record of 44-10-2.
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