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 Last update:  7/31/2012       Read more by Boxing Clever         
   
Holyfield Who? Evander Becomes Unknown on NBC
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It's more than a decade since Evander Holyfield was one of the most well known athletes on the planet as the owner of the undisputed world heavyweight boxing championship.

But a comical sign of how far the 49-year-old boxer has faded from view occurred on U.S. television when broadcaster NBC interviewed him in London without appearing to realize who he was.

Holyfield was interviewed in a vox-pop montage of tourists in London aired on NBC's Today Show morning program.

"The today show did interview me yesterday and ur right they didn't mention who I was," a bemused Holyfield admitted on Twitter.

Holyfield won a boxing bronze medal at the 1984 Los Angeles Games before embarking on a successful professional career best remembered for his two epic fights with Mike Tyson in 1996 and 1997.

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comment by hectari, on 08-01-2012
[QUOTE=jsfd26]This is actually pretty funny. :lol1: Wish we could get a video.[/QUOTE] Its more embarrassing than anything, they treated Evander like some random onlooker I bet, probably saying oh how are you sir and what are you doing here? not realizing he was part of the greatest Olympic...

comment by hectari, on 08-01-2012
[QUOTE=LA_2_Vegas]I didn't see the video of the Holyfield thing.......but Seacrest replaced Jim Lampley for this Olympics who had been doing them for a record 14 games... so this type of stuff doesn't surprise me. no way lamps would have let that slide![/QUOTE] Apparently it wasn't Seacrest...

comment by .:: JSFD26 ::., on 07-31-2012
This is actually pretty funny. :lol1: Wish we could get a video.

comment by LA_2_Vegas, on 07-31-2012
I didn't see the video of the Holyfield thing.......but Seacrest replaced Jim Lampley for this Olympics who had been doing them for a record 14 games... so this type of stuff doesn't surprise me. no way lamps would have let that slide!

comment by MJ223, on 07-31-2012
NBC is some s h I t anyways.......

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