Although, doesn’t want publicly acknowledge, Evander Holyfield has financial problems (recently sold his Georgia mansion for $7.5 million), so he has to put a lot of his prized possessions on auction block. World’s only five-time heavyweight champion is putting a lot of items for which he had to bleed, including his 1984 Olympic bronze medal and the gloves he wore in the infamous “Bite Fight” with Mike Tyson.
He writes on his Twitter account, @Holyfield, about the upcoming auction: “My memorabilia should be n museums 2 be shared w/ the public and not in my closets where they cannot be enjoyed by all.”
This is once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for fans, investors, museums and collectors to get some exclusive items from the rich collection from the life and career of one of the greatest fighting champions of all time. Featured items also include the numerous championship rings and amazing array of WBC, WBA and IBF Championship belts, over 20 pairs of fight worn gloves, more than 25 framed fight-worn robes and trunks worn inside the ring and numerous autographed items including training worn boxing shoes, trunks, robes and shirts, as well as many signed promotional posters and photographs.
Also on the block: items from Holyfield’s life outside of the ring including furniture and decorative items from his residence and clothing from his custom made wardrobe. Fine women’s and men’s diamond jewelry, and watches from Rolex, Cartier and Patek Phillippe. One of the feature vehicle attractions will be Holyfield’s 1962 Chevrolet Corvette.
Evander Holyfield memorabilia will be available for grabs during the auction, scheduled for Nov. 30 at Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills. All exclusive property from the life and career of this champion will be featured in a full color limited edition catalog available for purchase at www.juliensauctions.com for $75. A limited number of catalogs will be signed by Evander Holyfield for the price of $250 each.