Evan Holyfield says his dad is ready to take on former-rival Mike Tyson for the third time, who famously bit off a piece of Evander Holyfield’s ear in 1997. Evan wants the next match to be a family affair with him fighting the preliminary match.
In Texas Evan Holyfield has another impressive knockout in his boxing career. Not in the ring, but in the courts and as a result he has his freedom back.
Evan Holyfield has successfully voided what his lawyers called a “fraudulent, dishonest, and unconscionable” management contract scheme contrived by Maurice “Termite” Watkins. Holyfield filed a lawsuit against Watkins in the 334th Harris County District Court in June 2020 after the pair entered a management contract that Watkins failed to uphold.
After signing the contract, Holyfield soon came to believe Watkins’ representations were lies.
The lawsuit alleges Watkins sought to take advantage of Holyfield’s talent and internationally recognized name as his manager. The contract was written by Watkins, who allegedly used his 52 years of boxing experience to take advantage of Holyfield. Watkins coerced the young Holyfield into the deal with a relentless pressure campaign.
Holyfield was represented by Houston attorney Andrew Cobos of The Cobos Law Firm. Cobos stated, “My client recognized that the Defendants in this case jeopardized his career and sought to take advantage of his name and talent. Then he took action. I am glad that the court recognized the situation for what it was and entered an order stating that this oppressive contract is void.”
The contract Holyfield entered promised extensive one-on-one training time with Watkins and a strength coach to prepare the boxer for upcoming matches: “thirty to forty-five hours per week refining the raw talent that Holyfield possessed.”
Holyfield received just a fraction of the time with Watkins and only three or four hours over internet or text message with the strength coach.
Attorneys for Holyfield state “it is unheard of in the boxing world for a promising young fighter—one with aspirations of becoming a world champion—to be virtually trained.
When Holyfield confronted Watkins about the training, Watkins made racially insensitive threats stating he would “sell Holyfield to the highest bidder”. The lawsuit also states Watkins stole earnings he had no entitlement to.
The most shocking part of the lawsuit—Watkins did not even have the legal capacity to act as a manager. Watkins is not licensed or registered with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation as required by law in professional combative sports such as boxing.
“This case should send a message to boxing managers everywhere, and that is, do what is right, do what is honorable, and do what is fair,” said Cobos.
Evan Holyfield will fight his 5th professional match this weekend on December 12 against Donnis Reed at Champion Boxing Gym in Jonesboro, Georgia.
Mike Tyson stopped traffic to rescue a man from a horrific motorcycle crash.
Ryan Chesley was heading to Las Vegas on his motorcycle when a cab cut him off on the freeway and led to his taking a dangerous spill on the side of the road, TMZ reported.
Mike Tyson stopped traffic to rescue a man from a horrific motorcycle crash
The man says Mike Tyson saw the whole thing and immediately pulled over to help, stopping traffic and then working to keep him calm until paramedics arrived.
Ryan Chesley reportedly suffered multiple injuries, including broken bones, nerve damage and a shoulder that will need surgery. He told TMZ he intends to send Mike Tyson a thank you card and a gift basket.
Mike Tyson has launched a swearing tirade on Canadian TV CP24 in Toronto.
The former boxing champion was appearing on CP24 TV to promote his one-man stage show Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth.
The interview turned nasty when news anchor Nathan Downer turned his questioning to Mike Tyson’s earlier visit to the city where the former boxer met mayor Rob Ford and labelled him “the best in Toronto’s history”.
Mike Tyson was challenged on his suitability as a public endorser of the controversial mayor’s re-election bid. Rob Ford became embroiled in a substance abuse scandal in 2013 and admitted to smoking crack cocaine.
“Do you prefer him to be a guy that’s clean-cut, and behind the door you never know what he’s doing? Human beings have a problem with being real with themselves … we all make mistakes,” Mike Tyson said of Rob Ford.
“He’s a human being. He’s no different than anybody else.”
Nathan Downer raised the point in his questioning of Mike Tyson: “Some of your critics would say, <<There’s a race for mayor. We know you’re a convicted rapist. This could hurt his campaign>>. How would you respond to that?”
The CP24 interview turned nasty when news anchor Nathan Downer challenged Mike Tyson on his suitability as a public endorser of controversial Mayor Rob Ford’s re-election bid (photo CP24)
“Hey, I don’t know who said that. You’re the only one I’ve heard say that,” Mike Tyson replied.
“I don’t have no comment to that, because it’s negative. You’re being negative.”
When Mike Tyson’s handler, seated next to him, tried to get the subject switched, it was obvious that Tyson was stewing at being blindsided by the unexpected questions over his links to Rob Ford.
That’s when he fired off at Nathan Downer.
“It’s so interesting, you come off like a nice guy, but that was really a piece of s***, that comment. F*** you. That was a piece of s***.”
Nathan Downer reminded Mike Tyson they were appearing on live TV – to no avail.
“I don’t care. What are you going to do about it?”
When he was questioned about the pressures of appearing in a one-man show, Mike Tyson didn’t give up: “It’s more nerve-racking for me to sit here talking to a rat piece of s*** like you.”
Nathan Downer then called time on the interview, politely thanking Mike Tyson for the opportunity.
“F*** you,” Mike Tyson said in the background as the show took a break.
Nathan Downer later tweeted: “I’m okay everybody. Unfortunately my question hurt Mike Tyson’s feelings. That was not my intentions. My apologies for the language.”
It seems Mike Tyson may have removed his facial tattoo he has had it for ten years.
Mike Tyson, 46, tweeted on Monday that he was about to get laser treatment to have the ink removed.
Mike Tyson tweeted on Monday that he was about to get laser treatment to have the ink removed
However, the boxer’s announcement may very well be an April Fools’ joke.
Mike Tyson posted on his Twitter page: “At the doctors office this morning. Getting this tattoo removed from my face. This is going to be painful.”
Then he retweeted a message from one of his fans urging him to keep the inking.
“@MikeTyson is getting his face tattoo removed !!!!!!” the user wrote.
“Don’t do it mike!!!”
While it seems likely that the declaration is just a prank, Mike Tyson was not quick to call April Fools on the social networking site.
It is understood that Mike Tyson got the swirling tattoo, which stretches from his forehead to his cheek on the left side of his face, in early 2003.
It can take several sessions using a laser to remove a tattoo, and the process is said to be extremely painful.
Mike Tyson is set to appear in cameo roles in upcoming film Scary Movie 5 and The Hangover Part III. In the second installation of The Hangover, Ed Helms’ character Stu gets a tattoo to match Mike Tyson’s.
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