Evander Holyfield’s son, Evan Holyfield, suffered the first loss of his pro boxing career when he was knocked out by Jurmain McDonald.
The 24-year-old child of the former undisputed heavyweight world champion began as a professional in 2019 and made it to 9-0 before coming unstuck in May 2022.
Holyfield was an overwhelming favourite coming into the fight.
His opponent McDonald was a journeyman who held a 6-5 record prior to the first bell.
He also had a day job as an electrician and so was unable to dedicate his full focus to boxing.
The official purses for the fight released by the commission were $13,000 for Holyfield and $7,500 for McDonald.
Despite all of this, McDonald found a perfect right hand in round two which left Holyfield face down on the canvas.
The 24-year-old was defensively careless and left himself open for the shot, which handed him his first defeat.
Holyfield sat up and attempted to get back to his feet, only for the referee to wave off the fight.
The official decided he was in no condition to continue.
Holyfield was unhappy with this initially, but realistically had no right to complain.
He has since bounced back with a victory over Terrance Jarmon and now has a record of 10-1.
- Evander Holyfield’s son, Evan Holyfield, was brutally KOd by a journeyman who had a day job as an electrician and only earned $7,500 for their fight
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