HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – Evander Holyfield vs. Vitor Belfort has acquired the inexperienced gentle.
The heavyweight boxing matchup that’s set to headline Triller Fight Club Legends II even this Saturday has been accepted as a totally regulated skilled boxing match by the Florida Athletic Commission.
The information was first reported by ESPN and later formally introduced by the promotion.
Holyfield vs. Belfort goes down on Sept. 11 on the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The card, which options Anderson Silva vs. Tito Ortiz within the co-main occasion, streams on pay-per-view.
Below is an announcement launched by Patrick Cunningham, Executive Director of the Florida State Boxing Commission:
The Florida Athletic Commission has accepted the EVANDER HOLYFIELD vs. VITOR BELFORT bout as a totally regulated skilled boxing match. It shall be performed underneath the Unified Rules of Boxing and scored by three judges on the 10-point should system.
All boxers on this card have efficiently met all necessities to be licensed by the Florida Athletic Commission.
Holyfield hasn’t fought in a decade. The final time he competed was at age 48 when he defeated Brian Nielsen through TKO. The former multiple-time boxing heavyweight champion is just a little over a 12 months away from his sixtieth birthday.
Holyfield took the struggle on quick discover, changing Oscar De La Hoya who was pressured out of the bout with Belfort after getting hospitalized from COVID-19.
Meanwhile, Belfort, 44, returns to competitors for the primary time since his TKO loss to Lyoto Machida in May 2018 underneath MMA. Belfort has solely competed as soon as in skilled boxing having defeated Josemario Neves in 2006.