Evander Holyfield's son, Evan, gets brutally knocked out in massive upset

Evander Holyfield's son, Evan, gets brutally knocked out

Evan Holyfield, who is the son of legendary boxer Evander Holyfield, was knocked out in the second round of his clash with Jurmain McDonald in spectacular style during Saturday’s Trillerverz 5 event.

The overhand right from McDonald caught Holyfield flush, and that was all she wrote.

Holyfield was the strong favourite heading into this six-round contest with a perfect 9-0 record up against McDonald’s 6-5 record. Not only that, but some bookies even had Evan a 1/100 favourite!

That rather underwhelming record of McDonald flattered him, with the opponents from his six victories holding a combined record of 8-55-2.

What makes the result even more surprising and shocking is that McDonald is an electrician by day and fits his boxing training and gym work around that, whilst Evan has dedicated himself full-time in an effort to establish his own boxing career.

Saturday night’s defeat against McDonald is a blow to those goals and is sure to put his progress back significantly. Evan wasn’t backing down from his goals on social media, though, as his Twitter post shows he still has his sights on being a world champion in the future.

In the aftermath of the fight, he tweeted: “Blessed to be in good health, and that was good shot no cap! Hope I didn’t disappoint too many folk, but I promise I’ll make up for it. Definitely still have my sights on being world champion!”

Fighting talk from a man who has just been knocked out by an electrician with a 6-5 record, but it’s the mindset that is needed to allow you to get over shock defeats such as this, and he will now look to reset and get himself back in the ring as soon as possible to enable him to put this humiliation in the rear-view mirror.

His surname means he has opportunities other fighters don’t, but it also leaves Evan with a target on his back.

Evan Holyfield's tweet after KO loss
Evan Holyfield’s tweet after KO loss

Last night’s defeat will make that target even bigger as he has shown his future opponents that vulnerability.

Whilst for 32-year-old Jurmain ‘The Shocker’ McDonald, his boxing career may have peaked with his victory against a famous son, or it may lead to a resurgence in his previously ailing boxing career.

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