If Oscar De La Hoya is a person of his phrase, Vitor Belfort goes to take pleasure in a fairly vital measurement benefit of their Sept. 11 boxing match.
Speaking at an open exercise session in Los Angeles, De La Hoya on Wednesday revealed that he’s already comfortably beneath the 185-pound restrict set for the match however plans on shedding just a few extra kilos, as effectively.
“The weight limit is 185, but I’m going to come in at 175, strong like an ox,” De La Hoya mentioned. “I’m at 180 right now.”
De La Hoya (39-6 Boxing), an Olympic gold medalist, hasn’t competed professionally since 2008 and by no means competed at a weight greater than 160 kilos, although the vast majority of his greatest wins got here at 147 kilos or under.
Meanwhile, Belfort (26-14 MMA) received a UFC title at 205 kilos, although he did spend a good portion of his profession at 185 kilos, together with his most up-to-date look at UFC 224 in May 2018.
De La Hoya mentioned he understands some folks may even see the scale distinction as an actual drawback, however he doesn’t really feel the identical.
“I’m the underdog because the bettors don’t believe in me, but I finally put the train back on the rails,” De La Hoya mentioned. “I’m not a betting man or a gambler, but I would put a lot of money on me. I’m going to surprise people on how I do it. I’ve been training smart. I’ve been very motivated in training since we opened camp.”
De La Hoya and Belfort headline the Triller Fight Club occasion on Sept. 11 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, and “The Golden Boy” guarantees it is going to be a memorable affair.
“I’m going to give the fans a war,” De La Hoya mentioned. “I’ve been finding out Marvin Hagler vs. Thomas Hearns for a motive. I desire a combat, a battle.
“I have a good chin, and I can take the punch. I know Vitor Belfort has the same mentality.”