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Evander Holyfield may have made his living as a professional fighter, but son Ewin says his dad is really just a lover.

Yes, even of gay people.

The ex-Heavyweight Champion made headlines over the weekend when he said on UK Celebrity Big Brother that homosexuality is a handicap that can be fixed by a physician.

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But Ewin Holyfield tells TMZ that his father is deeply religious and was merely expressing a biblical belief.


"My dad is the most loving and caring person you will ever meet. He treats everyone like a human being … even if they are homosexual," Ewin says, adding that he has a gay uncle who gets along very well with Evander and concluding:

"My dad feels that being gay is a choice … and naturally that’s how things work.

"You cannot procreate and make a baby with two women, or two men. But at the same time, my dad is not going to judge someone for their sexual orientation."

Again, it’s worth noting that Evander Holyfield has TWELVE KIDS by SIX WOMEN and has been divorced three times.

As he contemplates the controversy drummed up by his Big Brother remarks, perhaps Holyfield can go find a few passages in the bible that talk about those topics as well.