It looks as though the never-ending divorce saga of former heavyweight boxing champ Evander Holyfield has found its way to the Houston courts.
On Wednesday, Holyfield's ex-wife, Janice, filed papers in Harris County District Court seeking to collect nearly $280,000 in past-due child support and interest that the boxing legend was ordered to pay in October by a judge in Georgia, where the two originally divorced in 1999.
Janice Holyfield is legally able to file such legal papers to collect the money owed her in any jurisdiction where Holyfield may have property. According to www.publicdata.com, Holyfield owns two properties in Harris County, one of which is valued at nearly $1.1 million.
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The local attorney for Janice Holyfield declined to comment to Hair Balls, and her Georgia lawyer, John Mayoue, did not get back to Hair Balls before publication.
Janice Holyfield filed for divorce in 1999 after the boxer publicly admitted that he had had a pair of children out of wedlock. The marriage, which lasted two years, yielded one child of its own, a son named Elijah. In all, the boxer has nine children with a total of six women, including Janice.
Evander Holyfield has long-standing ties to the Houston area, as he reportedly used to train here and donated $1 million to a church he belonged to in southwest Houston during the mid-1990s.
The 47-year-old boxer is trying to make a comeback in the ring, and will reportedly square off against Francois Botha on February 20 in Uganda.