• Evander Holyfield's son Evan KO'd his opponent to extend his undefeated record
  • Evan also won his pro boxing debut via KO
  • Manny Pacquiao influenced Evan to pursue boxing

Former heavyweight world champion Evander Holyfield’s son Evan KO’d his opponent to extend his undefeated pro record.

Evander, the legendary boxer famous not only for his titles but for having his ear bitten by Mike Tyson during a fight, is currently celebrating the 30th anniversary year of winning the World Title for the first time. However, on Feb. 8, his son Evan added another monumental moment to celebrate after he KO’d his opponent to further his undefeated record to 3-0.

Junior Middleweight Evan “Real Holy” Holyfield, recorded a first-round TKO win at the Payne Boxing and Christy Martin Promotions show last Feb. 8.

The 22-year-old son of a legend dismantled his opponent Travis Nero, who came in to the fight with a 1 – 5 record. Evan quickly found his rhythm and it didn’t take long for the big punches to score knockdowns. “Real Holy” continued to throw a flurry of more big punches on Nero to seal another early career knockout win, Big Fight Weekend reported.

Evan’s most recent knockout came on the heels of Evan Holyfield’s first two professional wins both in November. The young Holyfield, who’s the only of Evander’s 11 children to become a fighter, first scored an impressive 16-second 1st round TKO on Nov. 2 in Las Vegas on the undercard of Canelo Alvarez’s WBO World Light Heavyweight title victory over Sergey Kovalev.

Evan Holyfield, son of former world champion Evander Holyfield scores a knockdown against Nick Winstead. CBS Sports

Prior to his pro boxing debut, Evan’s manager Maurice "Termite" Watkins described Evan as a future champ. In fact, based on Watkins’ assessment, Evan could even become better than his dad.

"I know people called Evander 'Real Deal' but Evan is the real deal," Watkins said.

"There is pressure on him for this big card and because he has the Holyfield name, but that is part of the game. To be a great world champion you must be able to handle the pressure. You got to handle whatever circumstances are thrown at you," Watkins added.

Evander couldn’t be more proud of his son’s recent accomplishments in his early career. He has always been supportive to Evan and has always taught him a thing or two in boxing. However, Evan revealed that aside from his father, it was the eight-division title holder Manny Pacquiao who influenced him to pursue a boxing career.

"The person I most look up to other than my father when it comes to boxing is Manny Pacquiao. I grew up watching him, and besides my dad, he's the one person who really got me into boxing,” Evan revealed.