Posted January 6, 2014 by Luis Mercado in Sports

Evander Holyfield Offends Gays With Comments On TV Show [Video]

Evander Holyfield is known as being one of the best heavyweight boxers in history.

His comments against homosexual’s in an episode of Celebrity Big Brother wasn’t one of the best decisions of his career.

In a conversation during the show, he was speaking to one his castmate Luisa Zissman when she asked if there were any gays in boxing.

After answering the initial question, he went on to speak about being gay as a “choice,” and how it should be “fixed.”

‘If you were born and your leg were turned this way, what do you do, you go to the doctor and get it fixed back right.’


Big Brother came out to tell Holyfield about his actions, and telling him that much of society doesn’t hold the same views as he does. The former world champion responds by saying that it was just his opinion.

“Yeah I understand why, I forgot about the thing,’ Evander answered. ‘I was just telling her my opinion, but it’s not like I was gonna mention it to anybody else, that was just our conversation.”

Some people are noticeably upset at the comments, and are speaking out against the former boxer.

Check out the full segment below.