Report: Holyfield held in contempt over $563K in child support

Boxing champ Evander Holyfield just got another punch to his financial gut, according to a TMZ report.

The entertainment website is reporting that Holyfield was held in contempt of court for failing to pay $563,900 in back child support, according to TMZ.

The contempt charge stems from an initial $372,097 in child support payment Holyfield owed for daughter, Emani Holyfield, 18.

But according to TMZ — citing court documents — that amount swelled to $563,900. The boxing legend was held in contempt and ordered to pay $2,950 a month to clear the debt. Holyfield got a payment plan and paid $17,700 toward that debt, according to TMZ. The judge also ordered that a percentage of Holyfield’s income be earmarked to pay down the debt, TMZ reports.

Emani is one of Holyfield’s 12 children by six women, according to news reports.

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The boxing champ, who has faced financial difficulties including the recent foreclosure on his Fayette County mansion, has been sued for thousands of dollars in lapsed child support payments in Georgia, Texas and California. He has fought to renegotiate the payments, arguing that his income has fallen off since he left the ring.

According to a bio on his website, Holyfield made more than $230 million in the boxing ring.


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