Thursday, June 05, 2008
Holyfield Estate In Foreclosure
FAYETTEVILLE, Ga., June 5, 2008
(CBS/AP) Former heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield appears to be having financial problems, WGCL-TV in Atlanta reports.
A legal notice that appeared in a local newspaper showed his Fayette County estate is under foreclosure. The home worth an estimated $10 million is set to be auctioned by a bank on July 1.
The mother of one of Holyfield's nine children said he has missed two child-support payments. Toi Irvin, who lives in Clayton County, filed a petition for contempt in Fayette County Superior Court on behalf of her 10-year-old son.
Irvin said she was told by Holyfield's representatives not to expect the payment for May and June totaling $6,000.
Holyfield, 45, has declined comment on the child-support allegations and the foreclosure.
Holyfield last fought on Oct. 13, 2007, when he lost to Sultan Ibragimov in a fight for the World Boxing Organization title. Holyfield refused to retire after the fight.