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Holyfield Who? Evander Becomes Unknown on NBC

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.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by hectari on 08-01-2012

[QUOTE=jsfd26;12390080]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…

Comment by hectari on 08-01-2012

[QUOTE=LA_2_Vegas;12389980]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…

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…

Comment by MJ223 on 07-31-2012

[B]NBC is some s h I t anyways.......[/B]

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