*Now that’s a big azz house Evander Holyfield had to give up!
The Former heavyweight champion sold his old crib in a public auction. And Rick Ross swooped in and bought it.
Reportedly the house costs $1 million annually to maintain… but that makes sense since it’s the biggest house in Georgia.
*Evander Holyfield’s son is coming to his father’s defense against remarks the boxer made about homosexuals on UK’s “Celebrity Big Brother.”
As previously reported, Holyfield told a housemate Sunday that being gay is like being handicapped, because a doctor can fix both. He was immediately chastised by fellow houseguests as well as show producers.
Ewin Holyfield tells TMZ that his father is not a bigot. “My dad is the most loving and caring person you will ever meet. He treats everyone like a human being … even if they are homosexual.”
*So far it hasn’t caused the kind of outrage and controversy as Phil Robertson, but Evander Holyfield is probably in for a beatdown in the ring of public opinion and from GLAAD.
The former heavyweight boxing champion, told a housemate on “UK Celebrity Big Brother” that being gay is no different than being handicapped because both can be fixed by a doctor.
*Foot Locker is getting into the spirit of the holidays with its new “Week of Greatness” themed ads that see famous athletes poking fun at their scandals.
The ads are based around “things that make you feel all’s right with the world,” which Cleveland Cavaliers star Kyrie Irving dreams about while courtside with his buddies in the opening moments.
Cut to Mike Tyson approaching Evander Holyfield’s mansion, ringing the doorbell and telling the heavyweight, “I’m sorry, I got your ear,” before giving his old foe a big hug. The line references the pair’s legendary 1997 match during which Tyson bit off his opponent’s ear. “I kept this in formaldehyde,” says Tyson.
Next, Dennis Rodman is cheered at the airport after requesting a one-way ticket to North Korea – a nod to his recent friendship with the country’s leader Kim Jong-Un. “He’s never coming back!” yells one delighted passenger.
NBA analyst Craig Sager is seen throwing his infamous colorful, mismatched suits into a huge bonfire, and retired NFL quarterback Brett Favre pokes fun at his will-he-won’t-he retirement drama by turning down another slice of pie and musing “a man’s got to know when to walk away.”
*The One has turned out to be true for both Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and Showtime.
The boxer’s victory over Saul “Canelo” Alvarez in Las Vegas on Sept. 14 is now the highest-grossing pay-per-view event of all time, according to reports. Its presentation on Showtime pulled in nearly $150 million in domestic PPV revenue, trouncing the previous $136 million record set by Mayweather’s match-up against Oscar De La Hoya back on May 24, 2007.
With a price tag of nearly $70 a pop depending on providers, the preliminary results from distributors put the 12-round fight as having garnered 2.2 million PPV buys. The record remains the 2.48 million buys for the Mayweather and De la Hoya fight but that could change as final numbers come in over the next week or so.
The previous second most purchased PPV was Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield’s June 28, 1997 heavyweight championship battle that earned 1.97 million…as well as a chunk taken out of Holyfield ear by Tyson.
In terms of actual live gate revenue, Mayweather’s September 14 fight has also taken the top spot with a little bit more that $20 million.