Vitor Belfort: ‘Oscar De La Hoya’s the happiest man on the planet proper now’
Former UFC gentle heavyweight champion Vitor Belfort was scheduled to battle boxing legend Oscar De La Hoya on Saturday, however De La Hoya was pressured out of the bout after testing constructive to COVID-19.
On Sept. third, De La Hoya introduced that he was out of the battle and posted a video on social media from a hospital mattress the place he was receiving remedy. 58-year previous pound-for-pound boxing nice Evander Holyfield stepped up on extraordinarily brief discover to exchange De La Hoya.
The occasion was initially slated to happen in Los Angeles, however the California Athletic Fee had reservations about sanctioning the battle. The occasion was shortly relocated to the Seminole Arduous Rock Lodge and On line casino in Hollywood, Florida.
The 44-year previous Belfort made fast work of Holyfield, scoring a first-round end. Throughout the occasion’s post-fight press convention, Belfort urged that De La Hoya was the happiest man on the planet that he wasn’t the one in there.
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“He’s the happiest man on the planet now,” stated Belfort. “At present, he’s the happiest man on the planet.”
De La Hoya, 48, is a decade youthful than Holyfield. He’s solely 4 years older than Belfort in comparison with the 14-year distinction between Belfort and Holyfield in age.
“You noticed what occurred,” Belfort stated.