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Candi Holyfield, Evander Holyfield's Wife, Seeks Protection Against Champ for "Violent Act": Paper

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. (CBS/AP) Candi Holyfield, the wife of boxing great Evander Holyfield, has filed for a protective order against her husband due to a violent act, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Photo: Evander Holyfield.

According to the paper, in documents filed last week in Fayette County Superior Court, Candi Holyfield accused her 47-year-old husband of a violent act against her in the presence of the couple's two children.

Holyfield's publicist, Belinda Foster, said in an e-mail Wednesday night to the Associated Press that she'd spoken to both of them and that they remain "a strong married couple."

In a statement released by Foster, Candi said there were misunderstandings about what happened between her and her husband.

The Holyfields were married July 1, 2003.

Police did not immediately return a call to The Associated Press.