Son of former heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield, Elijah Holyfield, has been cut as the Philadelphia Eagles trimmed their roster to 53.
As the coming season approaches, Holyfield was hoping for an NFL run with the former SuperBowl winners. Sadly, it wasn’t to be.
Kenneth Gainwell, Miles Sanders, and Boston Scott got named ahead of Holyfield’s offspring.
“Running back Elijah Holyfield‘s bid to make the Eagles’ initial 53-man roster has been knocked out,” stated NBC Sports.
“Holyfield was one of five cuts that the Eagles announced on Saturday. They have to get the rest of the way to 53 players by 4 p.m. on Tuesday.”
The Eagles then confirmed the 53 they will take into their quest for another championship.
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES ROSTER
Running Back (3)
Wide Receiver (5)
Tight End (4)
Offensive Line (10)
Defensive End (5)
Defensive Tackle (4)
Soon after Elijah got waived, brother Evan Holyfield set up his next fight. “Yung Holy” is currently 7-0 as a pro.
“The A-Town debut of junior middleweight prospect Evan “Yung Holy” Holyfield (7-0, 5 KOs), an Atlanta native and the son of heavyweight legend Evander Holyfield” will happen on the Jamel Herring vs. Shakur Stevenson card on October 23, said Top Rank.
“We are thrilled to be back in Atlanta. We have a spectacular card headlined by a junior lightweight championship grudge match between a veteran champion. Plus, one of the sport’s supreme young talents,” said Top Rank chairman Bob Arum.
“And with names like Ali Walsh, Ragan, and Isley on the undercard, Atlanta’s great fight fans will see many of the sport’s most promising up-and-comers.”
Tickets go on sale Friday, Sept. 10 at 10 a.m. ET. Fans can purchase them at ticketmaster.com.