Holyfield vs. Belfort crossed the road even for novelty boxing

Triller Struggle Membership held heart stage this previous Saturday evening, with 58-year-old Evander Holyfield stepping within the ring to field former UFC champion Vitor Belfort.

Holyfield took the battle solely after Oscar De La Hoya was compelled to withdraw when he examined constructive for COVID-19. The truth that Holyfield is nearly 60 and hadn’t competed in a decade was cause sufficient to be involved about his security, and that concern grew after watching his open exercise throughout battle week.

Predictably, the bout ended within the first spherical with 44-year-old Belfort successful by TKO. Fortunately, although, the injury to Holyfield was minimal after the referee appeared to point out him some mercy with a stoppage that Holyfield didn’t recognize however nearly actually was for his personal good.

Nonetheless, lots of people who watched the battle got here away with a nasty feeling afterward. And so we ask: Was Holyfield-Belfort a bridge too far on this period of novelty boxing occasions? Our “Spinning Again Clique” panel of Mike Bohn, Danny Segura and George Garcia answered that query with host John Morgan.

You’ll be able to watch their dialogue within the video above, or watch this week’s episode in full beneath.


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