Evander Holyfield cancels Dr. Phil appearance over 'dinner date disaster'

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New York, February 24 (ANI): Former champion boxer Evander Holyfield has scrapped a scheduled appearance with talk show guru Dr. Phil after their dinner date reportedly turned into a disaster.

While Holyfield said the time was not right to discuss his marital problems with third wife Candi in public, sources claimed there was another version to the story.

"Candi and I initially reached out to seek Dr .Phil's counsel and we are so glad we did. Dr. Phil was gracious to open his home to us. He was a consummate professional and generous with his time. But we have decided that this is not the time for our marital problems to be played out on the national stage," the New York Daily News quoted Holyfield as saying.

But a source told RadarOnline.com: "The truth is Evander did not like Dr. Phil and what he was proposing. He felt he was totally man-bashing him. Despite all of Dr. Phil's assurances there was a big clash of personalities and Evander simply didn't want to do it."

The couple have been rocked with disputes since Candi requested for a temporary protective order following an alleged domestic violence argument, which she claimed was not the first.

She said: "In 2008 he choked me in front of our daughter and housekeeper. In 2009 he has hit me in front of the children. He has grabbed me in front of the children. A couple of weeks ago he threw a bottle of water at me." (ANI)

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