Evander Holyfield’s son, Evan Holyfield, suffered the first loss of his professional boxing career on Saturday night as he was knocked out by Jurmain McDonald.
The 24-year-old child of the former undisputed world heavyweight champion started as a professional in 2019 and went 9-0 before coming unstuck.
Holyfield was a heavy favorite in the fight.
His opponent McDonald is a journeyman who held a 6-5 record before the fight.
He also has a day job as an electrician and is therefore unable to devote himself fully to boxing.
The official purses for the fight released by the commission were $13,000 for Holyfield and $7,500 for McDonald’s.
Despite all that, McDonald found a perfect right hand in the second round that left Holyfield face down on the canvas.
The 24-year-old was defensively careless and left himself open for the shot, earning him his first loss.
Holyfield sat down and attempted to get to his feet, only for the referee to wave a fight.
The grievor decided he was in no condition to continue.
Holyfield wasn’t happy with that initially, but probably won’t have anything to complain about when he looks back.
He’s now 9-1 (6 KOs), while McDonald’s improved to 7-5 (3 KOs).
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