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Evander Holyfield accused of hitting wife

Evander Holyfield's wife recently filed for a protective order against the former heavyweight boxing champion.
Evander Holyfield's wife recently filed for a protective order against the former heavyweight boxing champion.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Protective order filed against boxer Evander Holyfield, according to court records
  • Documents allege Holyfield struck wife, hit her with water bottle
  • Holyfield's $10 million home went into foreclosure in 2009
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  • Evander Holyfield
  • Boxing
  • Georgia

Atlanta, Georgia (CNN) -- Candi Holyfield, the wife of former heavyweight boxing champ Evander Holyfield, has filed for a temporary protective order against her husband, court records show.

The case was filed last week in Fayette County, Georgia, Superior court, according to the Web site for the county clerk's office.

The listing said the case involves a "family violence ... protective order," but provided no additional details.

The court documents also alleged other acts of violence, including choking, hitting and throwing a bottle of water at her.

Holyfield, 47, is a four-time heavyweight boxing champion with estimated winnings of more than $200 million.

Over the summer, his $10 million home in Fayette County went into foreclosure, but was pulled from the auction block at the last minute.

 
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