Haye scolds Vitor Belfort for celebrating after destroying Holyfield ⋆ Boxing Information 24

David Haye Evander Holyfield

By Charles Brun:  David Haye was livid final Saturday night time after watching former MMA champion Vitor Belfort celebrating after annihilating 58-year-old Evander Holyfield in a primary spherical knockout in Hollywood, Florida.

Though Haye is made at Belfort, he isn’t saying something about eager to struggle him. Now, why is that? I believe we all know the reply to that. Belfort is simply too harmful for Haye.

Belfort was on a search & destroy mission in opposition to Holyfield, and he wasn’t going to take it simple on the grizzled former two-division world champion.

Why didn’t Haye name out Belfort?

The way in which Haye appeared in laboring to an unimpressive eight spherical resolution over Joe Fournier final Saturday, Belfort would have seemingly would have knocked him out simply as simply as he did Holyfield. Haye appeared actually dangerous, and there’s no comparability in any way between him and Belfort.

Haye appeared like a washed-up fighter. In distinction, Belfort confirmed the type of velocity and energy that may make him a  menace to any of the highest cruiserweights within the division, together with WBO champion Lawrence Okolie.

Belfort has the velocity and energy that may make him a menace to any of one of the best cruiserweights and a number of the smaller heavyweights like Michael Hunter and Oleksandr Usyk.

David Haye Evander Holyfield

With the $30 million that Triller CEO Ryan Kavanaugh was speaking about being accessible for Jake Paul to scoop up if he accepts a struggle with Vitor Belfort, it’s stunning that Haye wasn’t throwing his hat within the ring by calling out the previous MMA star.

Even when Haye bought half that quantity, that’s a heck of much more than what he’d get preventing WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, who he was virtually begging to struggle subsequent when being interviewed on the post-fight press convention final Saturday.

Haye was beneath the impression that with the Holyfield-Belfort struggle being an eight spherical exhibition, the a lot youthful, stronger, and sooner 44-year-old Belfort would take it simple on Holyfield.

That wasn’t the case, sadly, as he was enjoying for retains, displaying no mercy as he jumped on the previous lion Holyfield, knocking him down as soon as with a left uppercut after which taking him out with a blizzard of hurtful trying energy punches to the pinnacle.

Moments after the struggle, Holyfield appeared shocked, making an attempt to grasp what had simply occurred to him.

What was actually unhappy was listening to Holyfield ramble on throughout a post-fight interview, complaining that the referee had stopped the struggle too quickly.

If something, the referee ought to’ve stopped the slaughter after the knockdown as a result of it was clear from watching that Holyfield didn’t belong inside the identical ring because the lethal-punching Belfort.

Haye up in arms about Belfort celebrating

“It was horrible to see my hero getting starched in a single spherical.  I actually didn’t like seeing that, however that’s boxing,”  mentioned Haye to iFL TV on Vitor Belfort, knocking out Evander Holyfield.

David Haye Evander Holyfield

“I assumed that struggle was an exhibition. It was Vitor Belfort, who was very highly effective early. Everybody is aware of Holyfield doesn’t do properly in opposition to southpaws.

He simply blasted him out. I used to be like, ‘What are you doing? He’s 58.‘ And he was celebrating like he’s executed one thing spectacular. Completely different individuals have totally different values of respect.

“What’s spectacular about knocking out a 58-year-old? Irrespective of how good Holyfield appeared on the scales, he’s 58. With the reflexes and timing, he hasn’t been hit in over a decade,” mentioned Haye.

What did Haye count on Belfort to do in opposition to Holyfield? I imply, if Belfort had taken it simple on Holyfield in a fake-looking struggle, he would have harm his possibilities to earn a living on pay-per-view down the street.

Belfort actually had no selection however to play for retains and go all out in opposition to Holyfield if he wished to get boxing and MMA followers enthusiastic about buying his fights on PPV sooner or later.

With the best way that Belfort appeared in opposition to Holyfield, there are a lot of boxing followers who know consider Oscar De La Hoya’s resolution to again out of the struggle with Vitor was primarily based on worry & self-preservation fairly than him having COVID-19.

The way in which that Belfort appeared, the 48-year-old De La Hoya would have stood no likelihood in opposition to him. 


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