- The Humble Warrior
(Bernard & Evander Holyfield)
Evander Holyfield began boxing in an Alabama Boys
Club when he was a boy. Twenty years later he became the heavyweight champion
of the world.
But in 1994 doctors discovered a heart irregularity
in Holyfield, and he was forced to drop out of boxing. Then God had something
special in store for Evander Holyfield, a healing of his heart condition,
which would allow the humble warrior to step back into the ring. Here is
the story of the physical and spiritual victories of one of the most popular
boxers of all time.
Some of the toughest fights are won by spirit,
not by power and might. Evander Holyfield proved that when he was unfairly
disqualified three rounds short of a gold medal in the '84 Olympics, accepting
the bronze with grace and dignity. And proved it again when he sank reigning
heavyweight champion Buster Douglas in three rounds despite the so-called
experts' predictions to claim boxing's coveted heavyweight title.
The Humble Warrior offers an intimate and inspiring
portrait of a determined man who refuses to let defeat have the final word.