HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – Vitor Belfort received’t be combating Oscar De La Hoya this weekend, nevertheless that doesn’t mean the matchup is ad infinitum long previous.
The damaged-down UFC champion quiet eyes a boxing bout with De La Hoya later this year after his fight with Evander Holyfield on Saturday, Sept, 11 on the Seminole Laborious Rock Resort & Casino. Belfort meets Holyfield in the predominant tournament of Triller Fight Club Legends II.
Belfort was once firstly scheduled to fight De La Hoya in Los Angeles this Saturday, nevertheless the fight was once canceled as De La Hoya was once hospitalized from COVID-19. Holyfield changed De La Hoya on short seek and the fight was once moved to South Florida.
“I’m going after you, Oscar,” Belfort told MMA Junkie. “I must soften that gold pot. I honest appropriate hope he’s honest appropriate. I hope he’s wholesome. That’s my No. 1 trouble – his existence. We’re in this pandemic and it’s loopy, nevertheless that’s the fight to compose.
“We’re going to maintain to compose it. I maintain Triller is going to compose it occur by the cease of the year. It’s no longer (over). The followers desire that fight so it’s going to occur.”
As a long way as the fight with Holyfield, Belfort, who’s 44, has no recount entering into the ring with the 58-year-damaged-down. No topic Holyfield retiring a decade in the past, “The Phenom” feels Holyfield’s journey and accolades advantage a fight and he expects the damaged-down champion to positioned on a fight.
“His name is Evander Holyfield for a cause,” Belfort acknowledged. “I don’t care if he’s 100 years damaged-down. He’s Evander, he’s ‘The Genuine Deal’ and he’s a legendary fighter. He’s going to bellow it and it’s going to be an out of this world tournament and can’t wait.”
Leer the interview with Belfort in the video above.