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  Evan "Yung Holy" Holyfield Set To Make Professional Debut On Canelo-Kovalev Undercard

Kathy Duva, CEO of Main Events, said, "Heading into our 42nd year in business, it's just wonderful to be able to debut Evan Holyfield on the biggest fight card of the year. His father, Evander, made his pro debut with Main Events on November 15, 1984 - almost exactly 35 years ago. I'm thrilled to have two generations from this family of incredible athletes under the Main Events' banner."

Evan has assembled a top-notch team fighting out of the Fighter Nation Boxing Gym in Houston, Texas. His trainer/manager is Maurice "Termite" Watkins (61-5-2, 42 KOs) and his strength and conditioning coach is Tim Hallmark, who has over 40 years of experience and is best-known for working with Evander Holyfield throughout his professional career.

"I know people called Evander 'Real Deal' but Evan is the real deal," said Watkins. "There is pressure on him for this big card and because he has the Holyfield name, but that is part of the game. To be a great world champion you must be able to handle the pressure. You got to handle whatever circumstances are thrown at you."

He explained, "Evan's conditioning is incredible, but he is also amazingly talented with speed and power in both hands. We are training him to be skillful. We are going to look for him to hit and move."

"We are prepared for a fight," added Watkins. "We are ready to show our stuff and we are excited about being part of the Main Events team with Kathy Duva."

Holyfield's strength and conditioning coach, Tim Hallmark, said "We are constantly challenging Evan in different ways, and he is always up to those challenges. We are challenging him physically and mentally to keep him out of a rut. We are just trying to stay on the cutting edge and constantly looking at a better way to reach our end result."
He continued, "We are excited about this opportunity. Evan has come a long way and he is a hard worker. He is mentally strong and very intelligent. He is a pleasure to work with. We will be ready for November 2nd."

According to Main Events' Matchmaker, Jolene Mizzone, "I am excited and honored to work with Evan and his entire team to get him to that championship level one day. I am going to fly the plane (make the fights) but he is the one who going to have to land it (win the fights). I have complete faith in him, his abilities and his team, Termite and Tim."



 

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