Sports Nicknames - Real Deal

Evander Holyfield, a former professional boxer from the United States, is famous for his impact in the heavyweight division.

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The nickname that followed him through his career is "Real Deal," one of the most well-known nicknames in boxing. This nickname originated during the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games, where Holyfield was part of a dominant American boxing team. Initially called "Raw Deal" after being disqualified and earning a bronze medal, Holyfield insisted on being known as "Real Deal" to project more positive energy.

Holyfield is unique in boxing history, being the only fighter to win the heavyweight title four times. He first claimed the title in 1990 by defeating James "Buster" Douglas, who had just beaten Mike Tyson. His rivalry with Tyson, particularly the notorious "Bite Fight" in 1997 where Tyson bit off part of his ear, stands out as one of the most unforgettable events in his career.

Holyfield made several comebacks before finally retiring in 2011. His career, spanning over three decades, significantly impacted the heavyweight division and established him as one of the greatest boxers in history.


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