On Saturday evening, Evan Holyfield Jr. entered the ring with a record of nine wins and zero losses. To the surprise of many observers, he didn’t leave the ring with that exact record.
Months after earning a unanimous decision victory against Chris Rollins, Missouri-based journeyman Jurmain McDonald knocked out Holyfield in the second round. Midway through the second round, McDonald sealed the deal with an overhand right that that carried all of his strength. Seemingly unaware the punch was coming, Holyfield fell face first and struggled to get to his feat. Ultimately, the referee was forced to put a stop to the action.
Fortunately, Holyfield was able to get to his feet and regain his whereabouts. Following his first loss, he took to Twitter to share a brief message.
“[I am] blessed to be in good health and that was good shot. No cap! [I] hope I didn’t disappoint too many folk[s], but I promise I’ll make up for it. [I] definitely still have my sights on being world champion,” he tweeted.
Holyfield will look to rebound later in the year. Meanwhile, McDonald may use this victory to propel himself to new heights.
WHAT DID WE JUST SEE ?
Evan Holyfield just got knocked out!
— Triller Fight Club (@trillerfight) May 15, 2022