Becoming Holyfield : A Fighter's Journey Paperback
Sometimes sensational, always inspiring, Evander Holyfield's own story -- told in full for the first time -- reveals a man of character behind the larger-than-life public image.
He rose from an impoverished background to become history's only four-time World Heavyweight Champion, commanding fees of up to $30 million a fight.
In the ring he may not have been the biggest, nor the meanest (an accolade belonging to Mike Tyson) nor the prettiest (Muhammad Ali).
But throughout his career his integrity, power and presence have made him one of the most respected and beloved.
Becoming Holyfieldis packed with behind-the-scenes stories of people who have become legend.
Amongst them are promoter Don King and boxers Lennox Lewis and, of course, Mike Tyson, whose two showdowns with Evander -- including the infamous 'Bite Fight' in which Tyson bit off a section of his ear -- have gone down as all-time classic contests.
It is also one legend's honest look back over his life and the many lessons he learned, to become a fulfilled husband, father and simply a good man.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 288 pages, 24pp
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
- Publication Date: 02/03/2009
- Category: Biography: sport
- ISBN: 9781847391797