Vitor Belfort Upsets Evander Holyfield With a Round 1 T/KO Win

Published 09/11/2021, 10:20 PM EDT


Triller’s main boxing event between Evander Holyfield and Vitor Belfort stayed true to the immense buzz created around it. To everyone’s surprise, both the fighters, regardless of their age, came out flamboyantly to make the most out of their time in the squared circle. But, in the end, it was Vitor Belfort’s night as he claimed a solid round 1 T/KO win.

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As the fight began, Holyfield began throwing his jabs to check the distance. Despite that, Belfort was the more aggressive of the duo and looked to smother the legend.

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Holyfield even slipped and fell on the ropes. But there was no stopping for Belfort, as he only came ahead with his hits. ‘The Real Deal’ seemed outclassed with his foe’s assault and he even went down on the canvas. As a result, to save him from further beatings, the referee decided to stop the fight in round 1 itself.

‘The Phenom’ once again showed the world his extensive standup game. He was definitely a favorite to win this epic encounter, as Holyfield’s age was a vital factor. That said, things panned out exactly the way Belfort wanted.

Although this fight didn’t go as planned for Holyfield, he showed heart and kept coming back. He was left jittered when the referee stopped the fight. This itself was proof of how badly the retro heavyweight king wanted a win here.

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Is Vitor Belfort capable of boxing professionally from hereon?

Now, Vitor Belfort has two pro-boxing wins under his belt, the first of which came in 2006. After an exhilarating run in the MMA world, he seems ready to take over the sport of boxing, too.

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Looking at his performance against Holyfield, it’s safe to admit that Belfort is truly ready to take on some skilled technicians.

More than anyone else, he’d himself be keen to have a strong pro-boxing resume, thus furthering his combat career and earning lucrative paydays. On a scale of 1-10, how much would you rate Belfort’s performance? Who do you think he should fight next?

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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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