04/12/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Evander Holyfield HIT Wife? Restraining Order Sought Against Boxer

Evander Holyfield's wife, Candi Calvana Smith, is seeking a temporary protective order against the boxer after accusing him of hitting her in the face, according to RadarOnline.

The web site reports that the couple argued about church payments . Holyfield allegedly urged her to "put god first in her life" before hitting her in the face, head and back. According to the article, "Candi also claims that Holyfield has hurt her before and that he has been violent in the presence of their children."

Holyfield was scheduled to fight in Uganda later in the month, but it was recently canceled due to lack of financing. Another match, slated to happen in Ethiopia, was nixed last July.

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