Former heavyweight boxing champ Evander Holyfield has a little drama going on in his life. This week, his wife Candi filed a temporary protective order against her husband, claiming the boxer’s been physically abusive.
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the case was filed last week in Fayette County, Georgia, Superior court, in which Candi alleges that Evander committed a violent act against her in the presence of two of their children.
The listing said the case involves a “family violence … protective order,” but provided no additional details.
The court documents, which were posted on RadarOnline.com, accuse the boxer of choking, hitting and throwing a bottle of water at his wife of seven years.
“He got up and turned the light on and started looking at my face and told me he was sorry, that he knew he shouldn’t have done that,” Candi stated in the petition.
The paper reports that the incident began because the heat was cut off in the couple’s home. “He told me that I was only thinking about myself,” she stated. “He started telling me that I needed to start putting God first in my life.”
She further claims her husband’s abuse against her began six months into the marriage, when she was pregnant with the couple’s first child.
They married in July 2003. Candi is Evander’s third wife, and the couple has two children together.
Holyfield is a four-time heavyweight boxing champion. Throughout his career, he’s amassed winnings of more than $200 million.
He is still fighting at the age of 47. He’s scheuled to take on Derric Rossy in Las Vegas on April 24.