Evan Holyfield’s Triller debut ended abruptly when he was hit in the face by an overhand right from Jurmain McDonald, sending him to the canvas.
Evan is the son of boxing superstar Evander Holyfield. He won the first nine professional bouts, this includes a first-round knockout against Nick Winstead in his professional debut.
Evan received a chance to showcase his skills on the Triller card headlined by Sergey Kovalev after winning a unanimous decision over Chris Rollins in January.
Evan Holyfield lost his first professional bout on Saturday in Inglewood, California. Holyfield was struck with a huge right hand that brought the bout to a halt following a tense opening round.
Holyfield was a huge favorite before the bout. Holyfield has defeated Dylan Carlson, Donnis Reed, and Charles Stanford in his brief boxing career.
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After the referee paused the standing 10-count at eight and waved the fight off, Holyfield, a 24-year-old light middleweight, attempted to argue the stoppage.
Evander, his father, is one of the most famous sportsmen in combat sports history. The older Holyfield started his professional boxing career with a 28-0 record. This also includes world championships at cruiserweight and heavyweight and victories against Larry Holmes, George Foreman, and Buster Douglas.
Evander is also known for having boxed Mike Tyson twice, the second of which ended in a disqualification when Tyson bit off a part of his ear.
Evander Holyfield retired from boxing in 2011. In September of last year, he returned to action at the age of 58 against former UFC champion Vitor Belfort at a Triller Fight Club event – and the consensus was that he should be allowed to stay retired.