Brendan Maloy
Tuesday January 7th, 2014

Evander Holyfield held belts at both the cruiser weight and heavyweight levels. (Monica Morgan/WireImage) Evander Holyfield held belts at both the cruiser weight and heavyweight levels. (Monica Morgan/WireImage)

Evander Holyfield has been reprimanded for his recent comments about homosexuality on the British reality show Celebrity Big Brother, according to the Associated Press.

The former heavyweight champion said on the show that being gay "ain't normal" and was a choice. He also compared homosexuality with a birth defect, saying people should "go to the doctor and get it fixed back right."

MANNIX: SI.com's boxing awards for 2013 According to the report, producers of the show said they spoke with Holyfield regarding his comments and advised him that his ideas "aren't the views that are held by a large section of society, and expressing these views will be extremely offensive to many people."

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