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Evander Holyfield’s Real Deal Sports and Entertainment Returns to Louisville on Thursday, Sept. 28th!

by on Sep.01, 2017, under Boxing News



LOUISVILLE, KY, September 1, 2017 — The Real Deal Boxing, the promotional entity of Evander Holyfield’s Real Deal Sports and Entertainment, will return to the legendary boxing city of Louisville, Kentucky on Thursday, September 28 with an outstanding card of world class fights at the Crowne Plaza Louisville Airport Hotel, it was announced today.

“We said we were committed to building boxing back in Louisville and I hope this shows the fans that we are true to our word,” said co-owner and Hall-of-Famer Evander Holyfield. “There is a lot of undiscovered talent in the city and we will continue to honor the legacy of the great Muhammad Ali by bringing our events to his hometown. I encourage everyone to take part by buying a ticket or purchasing our live-stream on our website.” (continue reading…)

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Evander Holyfield’s Real Deal Sports and Entertainment Partners with Medical Arts Radiology for Fighter Safety Initiative!

by on Aug.24, 2017, under Boxing News

Evander Holyfield winning a controversial fight with Fres Oquendo in 2006 (photo by Juan C. Ayllon)

Evander Holyfield after winning his fight with Fres Oquendo in 2006 (photo by Juan C. Ayllon)



NEW YORK CITY, August 23, 2017 – Evander Holyfield’s Real Deal Sports & Entertainment is proud to announce the development of “The Real Deal Medical”, an initiative to revolutionize the standard of care for its athletes and all combat sports.

The Real Deal Medical team will consist of ARP-certified physicians from various specialties to provide the fighters with consistent medical care and maintain a medical history that will be able to track any changes in their physical or mental health.  Through a partnership with Medical Arts Radiology, the Real Deal Medical will monitor the neurocognitive function of the athletes, as well as pre- and post-bout imaging studies to try to prevent any acute or chronic traumatic brain injuries.   (continue reading…)

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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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