Chris Byrd represented the United States at the 1992 Summer Olympics and won a silver medal in the middleweight division. He is also a three-time national amateur champion, winning the light middleweight title in 1989, and the middleweight title in 1991 and 1992. He is a two-time world heavyweight champion, having first won the WBO title in 2000 after an upset corner stoppage over then-undefeated Vitali Klitschko and in 2002, Byrd defeated Evander Holyfield to win the IBF heavyweight title for his second reign as world champion.
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Following the retirement of his boxing career in 2010 with an incredible record of 41-5-1 including 22 knockouts, Byrd faced a debilitating and painful disease for almost 10 years that almost cost him his life. He is now making a comeback and is determined to set the record to become the oldest pro boxer in the game!