REPORTS: Triller Eager to Re-Book Oscar De La Hoya vs Vitor Belfort

Published 09/21/2021, 5:30 AM EDT
Oscar De La Hoya weighs in at the MGM Grand Garden Arena for their upcoming fight on May 5, 2006 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The two will meet for Mayorga’s WBC Junior Middleweight Championship tomorrow night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. (Photo by Ed Mulholland/WireImage)


A few days back, Triller made headlines when they rolled out the Vitor Belfort vs Evander Holyfield boxing event. Earlier, Belfort was supposed to fight Oscar De La Hoya and a fight between these two was set for a long time. However, the former boxing icon tested positive for Covid-19 and he had to withdraw from this fight.

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As a result, Holyfield offered to step in on short notice and Triller allowed him to take on Belfort in an exhibition bout. Unfortunately, the main event turned out to be tragic as Holyfield looked extremely slow and gassed out from the first bell itself.

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Belfort took advantage of the same and he smothered the 58-year-old with his power. However, no one enjoyed what they saw in the ring. Consequently, Triller faced an immense backlash from fans and fighters around the globe for letting Holyfield take on this fight.

Citing that, Triller is now again looking to book Belfort’s clash with Oscar De La Hoya. Here, Triller will look to stage this fight for the Thanksgiving weekend, wherein they’d offer ‘ Golden Boy’ a chance to seek revenge from ‘The Phenom’ for defeating Holyfield.

After his win over ‘The Real Deal’, Belfort called out ‘The Problem Child’ Jake Paul for a fight. Despite that, it seems like it will be De La Hoya who will share the ring with ‘The Phenom’.

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‘Golden Boy’ signed off from boxing in 2008, but he’s kept himself highly active with his fitness activities and more. That said, he will surely be a much more of a threat to Belfort than Evander Holyfield was.

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If this fight happens, then De La Hoya has a great chance of seeking revenge for Holyfield and getting a ‘W’ to his name.

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But, for now, there are no tentative or potent dates released by Triller as to when will they book this fight. Nevertheless, fans will be keen to hear some positive news surrounding the same.

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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