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article imageBoxer Holyfield's money problems continue

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By Owen Weldon     Sep 16, 2012 in Entertainment
Former heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield was held in contempt of court because he failed to pay more than half a million dollars in back child support.
According to TMZ, the Human Services Department in Georgia went after Holyfield because he owed around $370,000 in child support for Emani Holyfield, his 18-year-old daughter.
However, recently filed court documents show that the amount has gone up to around $560,000. The former boxer was held in contempt and then he was ordered to handover $2,950 a month to clear his debt. Holyfield wrote out a check for around $17,000, which means he only owes around $546,000 in back support.
According to the Daily Mail, Holyfield's troubles started back in 1999, when his wife, Janice, of two years ended up filing for divorce after he came out and said that he had fathered two kids out of wedlock.
According to AJC, Holyfield other financial woes include being sued for more child support, but in the states of Texas and California, as well as the recent foreclosure on his mansion.
Holyfield says that his income has fallen ever since he left the boxing world. According to the bio on his website, he earned more than $230 million in the ring.
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