Holyfield, the proud father of 12 (yes TWELVE) children, and it was just a few years ago that he was begging a Cobb County judge to decrease the child support payments to his ex-wife, Janice Itson, now he’s being dragged back into child support court by one of his other six (yes SIX) baby mamas.
Apparently Evander owes well over $300,000 in behind payments and she wants him to either pay up or get locked up!
According to TMZ, Holyfield is is $372,097 behind in child support payments, and the state Department of Human Services is taking him to court to force him to catch up.
The report says Holyfield, 49, hasn’t paid support for his daughter Emani, 18, since April 2010 and the state is asking that a judge have Holyfield jailed and his wages garnished until the support payments are satisfied. Emani’s mother Ia Brown.
A rep for Holyfield says that the former boxer “has a wonderful relationship with his daughter” but there was no mention of the child support allegation.
The AJC reports that back in 2000, when Emani was 7 years old and living in Los Angeles with her mother, a California state appeal ruled at the time that Holyfield must pay $19,270 a month in support for the child, which had been ordered by a state Superior Court judge.
In recent years, the aging boxing champ has faced severe financial difficulties including foreclosure on his Fayette County mansion, and has been sued on more than one occasion for thousands of dollars in lapsed child support payments.
According to an Atlanta Magazine article last year, Holyfield owes “cumulative child support payments in the $500,000 range.”
Holyfield reportedly made over $230 million during his boxing career but with child support cases in Georgia, Texas and California, the amount he retained quickly dwindled. He has often fought to renegotiate the payments, arguing that his income has greatly decreased since he left the ring, although he has attempted a comeback on more than one occasion.
Will Evander make yet another appearance in the ring to settle this most recent debt?
What is it about professional athletes and all these dayum kids?? Will it ever stop…