EVANDER HOLYFIELD MUST PAY UP OR FACE JAIL TIME
Professional boxer Evander Holyfield must pay up in back child support payments or he may just end up in jail. According to the plantiff’s lawyer Kessler, Evander had until September 1st to comply with child-support aggrements for his soon-to-be eleven-year-old son.
Holyfield, who lives in a sprawling mansion in Fayette County, is obligated to provide $3,000 per month in child support. Court records show that he’d been in arrears before making a $9,000 payment in July. In avoiding a scheduled deposition, he also agreed to a court order requiring him to make timely child-support payments, reinstate the boy’s health insurance, cover a private school bill and ensure that a college trust fund was in place.
“It’s been frustrating,” [Kessler ] said, “because she’s getting such a low amount [in child support], considering the amount of assets he has.”
Efforts to reach Holyfield Monday afternoon were unsuccessful as no one answered the phone at his office.His attorney, Joy Edwards, didn’t want to comment on pending litigation, but hinted at a remedy agreeable to all parties prior to the court date.
Holyfield has grossed more than $248 million over his career in ring purses, including $107 million over a six-fight stretch from 1996-99. He’s been hit hard, however, by two previous divorces, several failed business ventures and child-support payments believed to run as high as $500,000 annually for the nine of his 11 children that don’t live with him. Holyfield and his third wife, Candi, have two children between them.
Evander Holyfield is due in court on Oct. 22.In all,Evander has eleven children.