Evander Holyfield has filed a lawsuit to stop the sale of 20 items in the upcoming Julien’s Auction of Holyfield’s memorabilia that is slated to take place Nov. 30.
Among the items Holyfield is looking to block the sale of are his 1984 Olympic bronze medal, boxing gloves he wore in bouts against Mike Tyson, various robes and championship belts. In all, the auction hold more than 450 of Holyfield’s items.
According to the Associated Press, Julien’s Auctions President and CEO Darren Julien said his company had approval from Holyfield to list the items for sale, and Julien’s has been touting the items for months, including displaying several items at the NAtional Convention in August.
The AP also states Julien said Holyfield has been advanced hundreds of thousands of dollars. He said Holyfield had already selected items he wanted to keep, although the lawsuit claims the ex-boxer was often distracted while items were being catalogued and sorted
Regardless of the outcome, the sale will still feature hundreds of items from Holyfield’s boxing and personal life. To view some of the items, CLICK HERE.