Evander Holyfield is reportedly in more trouble for failing to pay child support than originally thought. The boxing legend is apparently being held in contempt for failing to pay more than $500,000 in back child support.
The Georgia Department of Human Services has already gone after Holyfield for owing $372,097 in back support for Emani Holyfield, his 18-month-old daughter, reports TMZ.
Since the initial report, however, that amount has ballooned to $563,900.91. Because of the astonishing amount, Evander Holyfield has been held in contempt in Georgia and will be forced to fork over $3,950 each month in order to clear his debt.
The Daily Mail notes that the former heavyweight champion is no stranger to money troubles, but, in response to the contempt order, he shelled out a massive $17,700 up front, although the check is a small amount in relation to the debt he still owes.
The Georgia contempt order is just the latest twist in a long saga of financial problems as well as public relations problems the champion boxer has been dealing with.
Evander’s troubles began in 1999 after Janice, his wife of two years, filed from divorce after he publicly admitted he fathered two children out of wedlock. Since then, the champion boxer, who was possibly best known for having a portion of his ear bit off by Mike Tyson, has been divorced a total of three times and has fathered a dozen children with six different women.
Evander Holyfield filed for bankruptcy in 2008 and was evicted from his 54,000-square foot, 109-room mansion south of Atlanta after he failed to reach a deal with JP Morgan Chase. The property was sold at auction for $7.5 million.