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Report: Holyfield held in contempt

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Evander Holyfield is reportedly well behind on child-support payments.
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The financial blows keep coming for boxing legend Evander Holyfield.

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Celebrity news website TMZ reported, citing court documents, that the former heavyweight champion has been held in contempt of court in Georgia for failing to pay $563,900.91 in back child support.

The latest charge stems from an initial payment of more than $372,000 that Holyfield owed in support of his 18-year-old daughter, Emani. TMZ reported that, according to court documents, that amount increased to $563,900.91, and Holyfield was held in contempt and ordered by a judge to pay $2,950 per month to clear the debt. Holyfield made an initial $17,700 payment, TMZ reported, but the judge also ordered that a percentage of Holyfield’s income be earmarked to pay down the debt.

According to a biography on Holyfield’s website, the former boxing star made more than $230 million in the ring. But he’s faced numerous financial difficulties since. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that Holyfield recently foreclosed on his Fayette County mansion and has been sued for thousands of dollars in child-support cases in Georgia, Texas and California.

Holyfield has fought these cases, the AJC reported, claiming that his income has fallen off since his career ended.

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