The middle son of the International Boxing Hall of Famer Evander Holyfield – Evan Holyfield, held a special press conference yesterday in Texas, US to announce his decision to turn pro.
The 21-year-old prospect signed a deal with Main Events, the same company that launched the historic career of “The Real Deal” 35 years ago. Evan has more than 80 fights as an amateur. He stands 186 cm and will be competing in the super welterweight division.
“This is really a dream come true,” said Evan.
“I have been doing this for more than 10 years and it’s not really a job if you really enjoy it. Life is always better when you have a dream you can strive for and work towards every day. I am eager to get started and excited to begin this next chapter.”
Congratulations Evan Holyfield on your professional signing with Kathy Duva and Main Events Promotions! We’re so proud of you and can’t wait to see you soar in your professional career. Welcome to the pros! 🥊 #boxing pic.twitter.com/NaLaEsP4fV
— Sugar Bert Boxing (@sugarbertboxing) July 24, 2019
Trainer/manager of the prospect will be Maurice “Termite” Watkins.
Evan is very coachable and hungry to create his own name,” explained Watkins. ”
“We have assembled a great team to help him achieve that goal. We have Main Events. They are the ones who took Evander to the top. He’s got me. I’ve had over 65 pro fights. He’s in one of the best training climates in the world. That’s why athletes come here because it is hot, humid and they can lose weight. We’ve got Tim Hallmark. In my opinion, he is the best of the best of the strength and conditioning coaches and he is the one that took worked with Evander throughout his career. He is heading up our strength and conditioning team.”