EVANDER Holyfield was one of the great boxing stars of the 1990s and amassed over a quarter of a billion dollars in purses during his illustrious career. Apparently, though, $250 million does not go as far as it used to.
Holyfield, who filed bankruptcy in Fayette County, Ga., in 2008, reportedly owes in excess of $372,000 in child support and may wind up in jail if he does not resolve the issue, according to a TMZ report.
In both 2008 and 2009, his massive 54,000 square-foot home in Fairburn, Ga., went into foreclosure. The home, which sits on 104 acres, has 109 rooms, including 17 bathrooms, three kitchens and a bowling alley. He has had numerous financial issues in the years since.
Over the weekend, TMZ reported that the Georgia Department of Human Services has gone to court on behalf of Holyfield’s 18-year old daughter. It alleged that he owed $372,097.40 in child support that has gone unpaid since April 2010.
According to a 2009 report in the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Holyfield has child support payments of over $500,000 a year. He has at least 11 children.