Rules for Evander Holyfield vs. Vitor Belfort Announced; Haye-Fournier Converted to Pro-Fight

Published 09/06/2021, 2:21 AM EDT


After a decade, Evander Holyfield will return to the ring and take on Vitor Belfort, a fight that many had predicted to be an exhibition. However, ‘The Real Deal’ will reportedly be ready for a professional clash against his opponent, who is a former UFC champion and 14 years younger than him.

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The event will happen at the Staples Center on September 11, with a stacked card on the display. Besides, the Triller stage will also host several celebrity performances and guest appearances. However, all of it wouldn’t take away the professional essence of boxing.

According to reports, most of the fights that were supposed to be exhibitions are now being changed into pro bouts. So, it might urge the veteran fighters to go violent on each other, which is very rare in events of such caliber.

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Amid all, Holyfield vs Belfort will remain the prime attraction. That said, Florida Commission has already dived in to sanction a few bouts from the night. Here’s more about the rules of the fight.

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Reporter Mike Coppinger has revealed the guidelines of the event from his official social media handle, thrilling several people all over. As said, the main event will be an 8-round fight, with each round lasting for two minutes. Triller is also reported to be looking for turning the fight into a professional collision.

Moreover, the latest updates cite two more fights to have become professional bouts. David Haye vs Joe Fournier falls under it, with Anderson Silva vs Tito Ortiz also joining the tide. So, there will be hardcore action when all these fights happen and we can possibly see knockouts coming from either side. Triller’s Ryan Kavanaugh has confirmed all of it, which reflects a traditional boxing event coming on the way.

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Apart from these major boxing attractions, celebrity performances’ news are already turning heads. Brazilian pop star Anitta will perform live at the event, and several more stars can do the same. Hence, Triller can unleash one of the biggest events in recent times, which can be extremely successful at the Box office.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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