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EXCLUSIVE: Evander Holyfield's Wife Wants A Divorce After Boxing Champ Hits Her

Feb. 11 2010, Published 1:58 p.m. ET

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Former world champion boxer Evander Holyfield has been reaching out to his third wife Candi though she has filed a temporary protective order against him, a source revealed to exclusively. Despite the effort, she still wants a divorce according to the source.

EXCLUSIVE: Wife Claims Evander Holyfield Hit Her, Files For Protective Order

The famous boxer allegedly hit his wife in the face during an early morning fight on February 1, which was sparked after she complained that it was too cold inside their huge $10 million Georgia mansion.

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The source also revealed that Holyfield was informed about the order through a call from his managers.

Read the Restraining Order Request

“Evander was in Las Vegas and is due to fly back to Georgia early today," the source said. "It came as a total shock to him that Candi had filed the order.

“As soon as he heard about it he contacted her by telephone and told her that he wanted to try and save their marriage and that he would go to counseling with her."

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The last-minute efforts may not make a difference however.

“Candi is still making arrangements to move out of the mansion and his managers have told him to stay away from her or he could be held in contempt of court.

“They are all hoping that she will cool off and that they can stay together because the truth is that he cannot afford another divorce right now.”

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Candi was at the Georgia mansion Wednesday night but it is not known if she is still living there or was simply getting together some of her possessions.

Holyfield has been violent to Candi before according to her claims in the order request.

“In 2008 he choked me in front of our daughter and house keeper. In 2009 he has hit me in front of the children. He has grabbed me in front of the children. A couple of weeks ago he threw a bottle of water at me.”



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