The Triller Fight Club occasion that was set for Saturday in California is shifting coasts.
Oscar De La Hoya vs. Vitor Belfort was set for Los Angeles till De La Hoya contracted COVID-19, which pressured him out. Triller obtained fellow former boxing champion Evander Holyfield to step in as De La Hoya’s substitute towards ex-UFC champ Belfort.
After the California State Athletic Commission referred to as no pleasure on sanctioning the 58-year-old Holyfield vs. Belfort in a boxing match, Triller has pulled up its stakes in California and can placed on the occasion in Hollywood, Fla., Triller introduced following an preliminary report from ESPN.
EVANDER HOLYFIELD returns to the ring on September eleventh, dwell from Florida to battle VITOR BELFORT.
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“Triller Fight Club Legends 2” not solely options Holyfield-Belfort, however former UFC champs Anderson Silva and Tito Ortiz will field on the cardboard, which can air on FITE TV pay-per-view, reportedly at Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood. Although the venue’s official web site has upcoming ticket buy choices for the likes of Hall & Oates and Guns N’ Roses, in addition to October’s PFL finals, the Triller occasion was not listed on the market as of Monday morning.
The Holyfield-Belfort battle reportedly might be eight two-minute rounds. It isn’t but recognized if it is going to be sanctioned as a professional battle or an exhibition match.
Holyfield has not fought since May 2011, when he was 48. He’s most well-known for his two fights towards Mike Tyson in 1996 and 1997. In the rematch, he retained the WBA heavyweight title when Tyson bit off a portion of his ear throughout the battle and was disqualified.
Belfort introduced his MMA retirement after a May 2018 knockout loss to Lyoto Machida at UFC 224 in his dwelling nation of Brazil. A couple of months later, Belfort introduced he was returning and would battle for ONE Championship. But a battle by no means occurred, and he not is related to ONE.
The Belfort-De La Hoya boxing match began as an exhibition reserving, however was modified to a professional battle. De La Hoya has not fought since December 2008. After the COVID announcement, he issued a press release saying he was absolutely vaccinated, however nonetheless contracted the virus.