World Heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield reveals how Jesus helped him to overcome things in the past.
Evander Holyfield is a renowned American professional boxer who competed in the sport from 1984 to 2011. With the nickname “The Real Deal,” he was the only boxer in history to win the undisputed championship in two different weight classes.
The 57-years-old former boxer came to fame after the ear-biting incident with Mike Tyson. However, there is a far greater story he has to share with the world than the glory days of boxing. That story is about his relationship with Jesus Christ.
When asked why he was very open about his faith, he answered, “without Jesus, I won’t be who I am.”
In a sit-down interview, he also revealed that he was using his platform in the world of boxing to fulfill his purpose. He credits Jesus for every win and his success in life.
“I have a purpose to represent God, and I’m gonna represent Him in the best way I know how,” he said.
Evander now also encourages other men to gather together to open up and be truthful to their faith.
“The Bible says people come together,” Evander said. “Men should come together being able to open up and being able to be truthful … because you have to be truthful to overcome things.”
When asked about the biases often experienced by black men, he encouraged them to just look at God.
“You better look at God,” he said. “You should never let anything stop you from anything that has to do with God. It’s not about skin color, it’s about being the very best you can be.”
Before the interview ended, the boxing champion left everyone with a very meaningful message, “If you won’t forgive, you won’t be forgiven… God wants you to forgive.”
Reference: Christian Headlines