Found August 01, 2012 on Pro Boxing Fans:
The television coverage for the London Olympics has been criticized across many fronts: the events aren't being broadcast on TV live, there has been a string of embarrassing mistakes and spoilers, and more. Well, you can add this to the list: The Today Show was asking random passersby for their opinions on the opening ceremony, and they happened to run into Evander Holyfield. Only they didn't recognize or acknowledge him, at all. Holyfield confirmed this on his Twitter account, and on Deadspin you can see the video. You would certainly think that somebody would have picked up on this. Holyfield is still one of the most recognizable boxers on the planet, and he of course is a former Olympian himself. Not being recognized by the cameras though certainly doesn't bode too well for his mind-boggling quest to continue on with his career. Nevertheless, you can add this to the flubs that the NBC Olympic television coverage has produced. Of course, when it comes to boxing at the...

Holyfield interviewed by NBC, not recognized

Monday Video: Today Show interviews doesn’t realize who Evander Holyfield, interviews him as Olympic fan

Evander Holyfield is a World Champion boxer and bronze medalist at the ’84 games, but the Today Show did not know who Holyfield was and interviewed him as a fan in front of Buckingham palace. Holyfield gave up his identity on Twitter saying : “The @todayshow did interview me yesterday and ur right they didn’t mention who I was.”

NBC interviewed Evander Holyfield about the Opening Ceremonies without realizing who he was

The Braves hat must have thrown them off. Monday morning the NBC’s Today Show had a reporter out on the streets of London asking random tourists and locals what their impressions were of Queen Elizabeth II and her role in the Olympic Games opening ceremony, specifically the bit she did with Daniel Craig.  Everyone interviewed thought it was tremendous, especially that American...

“The Today Show” doesn’t recognize Evander Holyfield during Olympics segment

NBC forgot to bring all the balloons to the party for its Olympic broadcast. In addition to complaints about the lack of a live feed for events,  that little Twitter situation with the journalist having his account suspended for critiquing the issues- Twitter is a partner for NBC during the games- a reporter for The [...]

NBC Interviews Evander Holyfield, Doesn’t Realize It Is Evander. Calls Him ‘Tourist’

NBC’s “Today Show” took some time to stop and interview random locals and tourists in front of Buckingham Palace on Monday to see what they thought of the Queen Elizabeth’s performance with Daniel Craig (James Bond) during the Olympics opening ceremony. One of the tourists that NBC interviewed was none other than former heavyweight champion of the world, Evander Holyfield...

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