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Financial troubles: Evander Holyfield forced to auction off his Olympic medal

Then, while attending the Olympic games in London, a reporter doing a “man on the street” interview talked to the Olympian, but didn’t identify him by the time the clip aired. He was identified simply as a tourist.  With a man of Holyfield’s physical size and stature, you have to wonder what in the heck the interviewer was smoking.

Now, the rest of Holyfield’s most prized possessions will soon be up for bids. Because of Holyfield’s financial troubles, he’s being forced to sell of all sorts of valuables including the boxing gloves from the heavyweight bout in which Mike Tyson infamously bit off part of his ear, championship belts, and even his Olympic medal.

Holyfield’s bronze medal from the 1984 Olympics also be included in the sale, according to the auction house handling Holyfield’s estate.  We’re not sure what a Bronze medal fetches on the secondary market, but we hope that it can make a dent his vast tax and child support obligations.  When you make the kids, you better be ready to feed them, and Evander didn’t understand that when he created 11 different children.

Holyfield’s career record is 44-10-2 with 29 knockouts. He has won titles in both the cruiserweight and heavyweight divisions, where he beat Tyson, George Foreman, Larry Holmes and Riddick Bowe. His last fight took place in 2011.

- Black Like Moi

Mike Tyson: I impregnated a prison official in jail

Shamed boxer Mike Tyson has claimed he got a prison worker pregnant while serving a jail sentence.

The former world heavyweight champion also revealed the official in question never had the child, though he never divulged if this was because she had an abortion or miscarried.

The shocking revelation came during an interview with ESPN’s Rick Reilly, who asked him what stories he had left out of his one man show Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth.

He said: ‘I didn’t talk about getting a prison official pregnant.

‘Oh yeah. In prison, stuff happens. But she had no baby.’

While he did not discuss when exactly the incident occurred, his longest stint behind bars was when he was convicted of raping 18-year-old beauty queen Desiree Washington in 1992.

Tyson was handed a 10 year sentence, six in jail and four on probation, though he was eventually released after serving just three.

He served his sentence at the Indiana Youth Center, which later was named the North Plainfield Correctional Facility.

The hard-hitting athlete regained his WBC heavyweight title soon after being released, scoring an easy victory over champion Frank Bruno in March 1996, and added the WBA strap months later.

However his comeback was short-lived as he was knocked out by unfancied former champion Evander Holyfield in November that year.

A road rage conviction in 1998 sent him to the Montgomery County Detention Center in Maryland for nine months.

Where it happened? Tyson served his longest prison stint at the Plainfield Correctional Facility after he was convicted of rape

The one-time boxing prodigy is was arrested 38 times by the time he was 13, and he ended up being put in the Tryon School for Boys in Johnstown, N.Y.

- Daily Mail

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