Evander Holyfield Sues To Get Back Personal Memorabilia
Former boxing champ KO'ed by debt.
Former boxing heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield finds himself in yet another fight.
Holyfield has filed a lawsuit with the U.S. District Court in California against Julien’s Auctions.
To get out of debt, Holyfield agreed to auction off many of his personal items and memorabilia around the same time his hotel-sized house in Georgia was going up for foreclosure. But he says he wants some of his stuff back. Among them are the gloves he wore in his 1996 match against Mike Tyson and his 1984 Olympic robe.
Julien's says they have a contract with Holyfield and don't plan on giving him anything back.
Holyfield made clear that while he would include in the auction items such as robes, gloves, belts, trunks, training and boxing memorabilia and awards, he did not wish to auction off all of such property and that there would be some items in the categories discussed that would be withheld from sale.”
In response to the lawsuit Julien's says they have already spent more than $500,000 to prepare for the auction, including $50,000 in an advance to Holyfield.
Holyfield earned over $250 million in his boxing career.