Financial problems and stress can totally change a person’s appearance as shown by these recent photos of former heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield. He’s currently facing financial difficulties yet again and was spotted recently at LAX looking a bit worn down and a mere shadow of his former heavyweight self…
Holyfield has filed paperwork seeking to have his child support payment adjusted due to his steadily decreasing income.
In court documents filed in Cobb County, Georgia, Holyfield hopes to come to some sort of an agreement with ex-wife Janice Itson to modify his payments because “his income has decreased.” He also states in the documents that he has “other other children “for whom he is also responsible to support” and according to his wiki page it’s a small villiage of “at least” 11 kids.
Holyfield was hoping for hit to his bank account due to his return to boxing in a bout against Francois Botha on Feb 20th. He was scheduled to face South Africa’s Botha in a 12-round bout at Nelson Mandela Stadium in Uganda and organizers predicted a crowd of 80,000. However, Holyfield said the promoter failed to make a scheduled payment, forcing him to scrap the idea of going to Africa.
“the guy never did come up with the money,” Holyfield said. “They were supposed to pay us before we went over there, put the money in an escrow account. And they missed the payment. Three months we been waiting and we never did get it. So we made the decision.”
Back in 2008, the boxing icon, who was at that time behind on child support payments AND facing foreclosure of his Atlanta mansion, explained that he wasn’t “broke” he was merely “not liquid”. In a statement made to the Atlanta/Journal, Holyfield explained:
“I do feel kind of sad because things have always been positive and now everybody wants to jump on me like I’m the worst person in the world and I went out and blew all my money.”
Holyfield appeared on the verge of losing his home, which sits on 235 acres just south of the Fulton County line, just last year after lien holder Washington Mutual, demanded full repayment of a $10 million loan, it was even scheduled for auction at one time.
I guess that can happen. I mean… a person can have a lot of assets worth millions, even billions, but run low on cash at some point. right? The good news is Evander was able to get his home out of foreclosure….that time. The bad news is… he’s considered BROKE.
I feel really bad for him. Now I dunno what Mike Tyson’s doing, but just last year he was in the same financial position, now he’s out shopping in Milan and sh*t! Maybe Evander should write a book too or perhaps manage his son’s modeling career. There’s got to be some super model cash flow available from THIS sexy mug…