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TMZ: Shannon Briggs - K.O.'d In $420,000 Legal Bout; Holyfield - When Selling Your House for $7.5 Million Actually Sucks

by TMZ Staff - Shannon "The Cannon" Briggs can add one loss to his nearly-impeccable fighting record -- because he just suffered a trouncing in court ... for nearly half a million bucks. Shannon's ex-publicist Kali Bowyer sued the boxer, claiming she helped him earn $2.8 million back in 2009 -- but was never paid commissions..

Bowyer claimed Shannon owed her $420,000 for her services -- and according to a South Carolina court, the boxer blew off the lawsuit.

The court issued a default judgment against the boxer this week for the full amount ... ordering him to pay up stat.

Calls to Shannon weren't returned.


Evander Holyfield -- When Selling Your House for $7.5 Million Actually Sucks

by TMZ Staff

Good news: Boxing legend Evander Holyfield recently sold his house for $7,500,000!!!

Bad news: It was at a public auction, he actually owes the bank twice that amount ... and he also owes over $200,000 in back taxes.

According to docs filed in Georgia, Holyfield's massive mansion -- 54,000 sq. ft on 234 acres -- outside Atlanta sold at public auction on March 6 ... but part of the money will go directly to Uncle Sam to pay off his back tax bill.

As for the rest ... according to the documents, Holyfield owed more than $14,000,000 on the house -- plus more than $2500 in foreclosure expenses. It's unclear whether the bank is going after him for the balance.

Calls to Holyfield's rep were not returned.


Evander Holyfield Faces Jail Time for $300k in Child Support Debt

Evander Holyfield is staring down some jail time if he doesn't cough up more than $300k in unpaid child support, TMZ has learned.

The GA. Dept. of Human Services has gone to court on behalf of Evander's 18-year-old daughter Emani Holyfield ... claiming the former champ hasn't paid a dime of court ordered child support since April 2010, and his tab is now $372,097.40.

The DHS is fed up with the waiting game ... so it's asking a judge to lock up Holyfield and garnish his wages until he antes up the back support.

Evander's rep tells TMZ she was unaware of the situationm but added, "Mr. Holyfield has a wonderful relationship with his daughter."

Love don't pay the bills.

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Article posted on 10.06.2012



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