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Former Boxing Champ Evander Holyfield Accused of Hitting Wife

These days many fights for Evander Holyfield are happening outside of the boxing ring.

The former heavyweight boxing champ is facing a legal bout and his wife has filed for a temporary protective order against him.

According to the Associated Press, Candi Holyfield, 30, filed documents accusing her husband of hitting her in the back of the head on Feb. 1, after she refused to show him check stubs of her financial contributions to the church. A temporary restraining order was issued banning the boxing great from being within 500 yards of his wife and their two children.