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Evander Holyfield’s Real Deal Sports & Entertainment Signs Top Cruiser Prospect Fabio Turchi!

by on Aug.04, 2017, under Boxing News



NEW YORK CITY, August 4, 2017 — Evander Holyfield’s Real Deal Sports and Entertainment has signed top undefeated cruiserweight prospect FABIO “Stone Crusher” TURCHI, (12-0-0, 9 KO’s) of Florence, Italy, it was announced today by their COO, Eric Bentley and Turchi’s Italian promoter Mario Loreni.

Stated Bentley about the signing, “Real Deal Sports & Entertainment continues to scour the globe for the best talent, and we believe Fabio is a diamond in the rough. We are excited to work with Mario Loreni to develop Fabio into a world champion, and hopefully he is the first of many that we can co-promote with one another. Fabio is an incredible talent with a stellar amateur career and is on the fast-track to make noise in a loaded Cruiserweight division. Who better to learn from than the greatest cruiserweight in the history of the sport, co-owner of our company, Evander Holyfield.” (continue reading…)

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Evander Holyfield’s Real Deal Sports & Entertainment Signs Top Welterweight Contender Fredrick Lawson!

by on Aug.02, 2017, under Boxing News


New York City (August 1, 2017) Evander Holyfield’s Real Deal Sports and Entertainment has signed top welterweight contender Fredrick “El General Okunka” Lawson (25-1-0, 20 KO’s) to an exclusive promotional contract it was announced today by their COO, Eric Bentley and Fredrick’s manager Jacob Zwennes of Errol Hawk Sports Management of New Jersey in the United States.

Earlier this year, the heavy-handed Lawson returned to the ring with a plan to re-arrange the top of the 147lb. division.  Coming off an extended layoff after losing to Kevin Bizier in an IBF final eliminator in November 2015, Lawson bounced back with a win over Sakima Mullings of Jamaica on March 11, 2017 to claim the WBC International Silver Welterweight title at the new Bukom Boxing Arena in Accra, Ghana. (continue reading…)

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“The Real Deal”: Chip Mitchell Inverviews Evander Holyfield

by on Jan.08, 2011, under Boxing News, Guest Columnists

Boxing fans, I recently had the opportunity to interview a legend.  Folks, the ONLY boxer to win the World heavyweight title four times….  I give you Evander “The Real Deal” Holyfield!

Chip Mitchell:  Evander thanks for granting us this opportunity to interview you before your next fight. 

Evander Holyfield:  Okay

Chip Mitchell:  Evander, how has training been going for your upcoming fight?

Evander Holyfield:  Oh, everything is swell.  Everything is swell.

Chip Mitchell:  Evander, you are 48 years old and….

Evander Holyfield:  (cutting in) Yes I am!

Chip Mitchell:  Okay, well you’ve heard fans and media alike suggest that you retire.  Let’s set the record straight.  What drives you to keep boxing? 

Evander Holyfield:  Well it’s my goal.  My goal is to be the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world.  That’s my goal.  That’s the reason I’m still fighting. (continue reading…)

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Holyfield-Botha PPV Undercard Announced

by on Apr.06, 2010, under Boxing News, Press Releases

Saturday Night at Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, April 5, 2010) — A solid supporting undercard for Saturday night’s “The Legend Returns” pay-per-view event, headlined by 4-time world heavyweight champion Evander ‘The Real Deal’ Holyfield challenging World Boxing Federation heavyweight title-holder Frans ‘The White Buffalo’ Botha, has been announced by Crown Boxing.

Holyfield (42-10-2, 27 KOs), coming off of a controversial 12-round majority decision loss December 20, 2008 in Switzerland to then World Boxing Association champion Nicolai Valuev, takes on Botha (47-4-3, 28 KOs) in the 12-round main event at Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. (continue reading…)

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Holyfield Out to Prove He’s Still a Player in Heavyweight Division

by on Mar.24, 2010, under Press Releases

Holyfield-Botha headlines Apr. 10 PPV at Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (Mar. 18, 2010) – Four-time world heavyweight champion Evander “The Real Deal” Holyfield plans to make a strong statement April 10 when challenges World Boxing Federation heavyweight title-holder Frans “The White Buffalo” Botha in the 12-round main event, headlining “The Legend Returns” pay-per-view event at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.

“I’m not finished, yet,” future Hall of Famer Holyfield emphasized the statement he plans to make against Botha. “I will be champion of the world again.” (continue reading…)

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