Evander Holyfield

We can learn a lot about a person if we know what types of things he or she talks about or comments on the most frequently. There are numerous topics with which Evander Holyfield is associated, including Tyson, half, and life. Most recently, Evander Holyfield has been quoted saying: “I was the No.1 contender at heavyweight for two years. I worked my way up. I beat everybody at heavyweight to prove I deserved my shot and I did that over a period of time. People kept telling me I was just a blown-up cruiserweight, that I wasn't big enough, and that Tyson was too strong. But by the time I challenged for the title I had been at heavyweight for as long as I'd been at cruiserweight.” in the article Evander Holyfield was born… 52 years before his retirement.

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I have made a lot of mistakes.

It was exactly like that. They were saying that Tyson would bust me up. For years people were telling me that. They did not regard me as the best heavyweight in the world even though I was the world heavyweight champion. They said I was a substitute[...]

That was a critical time. I was always hurt in the 80s, and in the 90s my body was changing. When I hit 34, shoot, everything clicked into place. That was when I was at my best. Everything had been building up for that moment that I was in the ring [...]

Out of all the nights, that was the one when I had no criticism. Every other victory came with criticism. But that fight silenced the critics. It's strange. But I was the good guy and Tyson was the bad guy and they all thought there was no way the g[...]

I was the No.1 contender at heavyweight for two years. I worked my way up. I beat everybody at heavyweight to prove I deserved my shot and I did that over a period of time. People kept telling me I was just a blown-up cruiserweight, that I wasn't bi[...]

One of the things I have never done is quit.

Put the mouthpiece in, I'm gonna knock the muther*****r out!

If guys quit before Tyson could knock them out, what would you say about his power?

The second half of your life is going to be better than the first half. I made $230m in the first half, so I'm still hungry.

"If guys quit before Tyson could knock them out, what would you say about his power?"

"Every time I was fighting at cruiserweight I was selling the place out and I get $200,000,"

"I grew up as the youngest of nine children,". "I was always told I was going to be nothing, that I couldn't do anything. I was the kid who cried. I was the kid who was very sensitive and all the other kids would talk about me and poke fun. They wou[...]

"Tyson sells the place out – the same place – and he gets $2million. I said 'How come I get paid that money and he gets paid ALL THAT money?' At that point I wanted to move to heavyweight. He was fighting guys that were afraid of him, the guys I was[...]

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