DOTHAN, Ala.(WTVY) -- Evander Holyfield was born in Atmore, Alabama, but raised in Atlanta where he started his boxing career.
One important message he wants kids to know, "Never give up, even when life gets a little tough."
For Darius Bicham a football player at Dothan High School says Holyfield's speech was motivating.
Holyfield says two things that helped hm along his journey is his faith in God and his mother.
Kaitlin Fraley a freshman at Dothan High School says “You can always turn to god he is always there he will show you the right way he puts obstacles for a reason in life just to see how strong you are.”
It’s important to have a role model you can look up to in your life .
Once Holyfield left Dothan High School, he was off to Northview, to share another dose of inspiration.