Vitor Belfort Calls Out Tyson Fury and Canelo Alvarez Under Unique Rules

Published 09/18/2021, 10:30 AM EDT
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – MAY 12: Vitor Belfort of Brazil enters the arena prior to his middleweightÊbout against Lyoto Machida of Brazil during the UFC 224 event at Jeunesse Arena on May 12, 2018 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC)


After an enthralling win over ‘The Real Deal’ Evander Holyfield last weekend, Vitor Belfort has been calling out some of the biggest names of the sport. It seems that ‘The Phenom’ Belfort, who completely enjoyed his boxing appearance against the 58-year-old, wants more of it.

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Now, he wants to test his prowess against the likes of Tyson Fury, Canelo Alvarez, and more hotshots. In his recent interview with MMA on SiriusXM, Belfort spoke about battling ‘The Gypsy King’ and the P4P king.

‘The Phenom’ said, “I’m ready, bring Tyson Fury, I fight him over 200, bring Canelo I fight him under 200. Let’s meet over there and bring legendary fights, where fans would dream about it. So that there’s no fear here.”

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Although ‘The Phenom’ is calling out the likes of Fury and Alvarez, his prime focus is still on the YouTuber turned boxer, Jake Paul.

Right after his fight with Holyfield, the UFC legend called out ‘The Problem Child’ and offered him $30 million for their bout. However, the 24-year-old has been silent about the same and seems to be leaning towards a fight with Tommy Fury.

Hence, Vitor Belfort is considering more options because if Jake Paul doesn’t respond to his call-outs, then he’ll have to stage a fight with someone else.

Will Vitor Belfort get a worthy opponent by the end of the year?

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The 44-year-old is extremely confident in continuing his boxing career. He only holds one pro-boxing win to his name, but he wishes to go ahead and make the most out of his time in this vertical.

Unfortunately for him, the fighters he’s calling out right now are all in talks to book their next fights with different opponents. That said, it seems unlikely that ‘The Phenom’ Vitor Belfort will get to dance in the ring with any of his targeted opponents. However, if he waits and things open up, then 2022 might bring in something extraordinary for him.

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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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