The famous boxing hall Oscar De La Hoya has been forced to return from his 13-year retirement to his 9th of September after testing positive for COVID-19.
De La Hoya, 47, confirmed TMZ’s original report on Friday by posting a video on social media from his hospital bed. “The Golden Boy,” he wrote on Twitter that he is fully vaccinated, had to enter former UFC champion Vitor Belfort in eight rounds (with two-minute rounds) at the main event of a Triller Fight Club payment. view at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
“I mean, what a chance I have to get COVID,” one De La Hoya said in the video. “I’ve been taking care of myself. This has hit my ass hard.”
Triller Ryan Kavanaugh has said he wants to replace his promotion with 59-year-old De La Hoya Evander Holyfield. The four-time heavyweight champion has yet to be approved by the California State Athletic Commission to face 44-year-old Belfort (1-0 in boxing, 26-14 in MMA), but Kavanaugh said the whole event would be relocated if another situation so occurred. TMZ reported Florida would be the pioneer.
De La Hoya (39-6, 30 KOs) won world weight in five weight divisions in his 16-year professional career. When the former Olympic gold medalist became the biggest draw in the sport, he initially retired when he won in 2008 against Manny. Weather in Pacquiao.
“I am currently in hospital receiving treatment and I am sure I will be back again before the end of the year,” De La Hoya he wrote on Twitter. “May God bless you all and be sure.”
Belfort, who was initially ready to tackle De La Hoya with a weight of 185 pounds, has competed at the highest level in the three categories from medium to heavyweight in MMA. The Brazilian-born won only one professional boxing match in 2006 and fought in MMA when he was finally knocked out by Lyoto Machida in a 2018 UFC 224 shot.
In 2019, Belfort continued to sign with the ONE MMA Promotion Tournament before appearing in the fight that came out of his deal the following year. Belfort initially signed on for the boxing debut on June 19 against social media personality Mike “The Real Tarzann” against Holston, but was later canceled.
Holyfield (44-10-2, 29 KOs) has not played boxing since defeating Brian Nielsen in Denmark in 2011. The former two-time champion has been training to fight back, but Kevin McBride saw his proposed debut with Triller against former conqueror Mike Tyson in a delayed exhibition on several occasions.
After McBride’s fight was not rescheduled, Holyfield filed an arbitration petition this week alleging that Triller had violated a more than $ 5 million contract secured by a promotion against a trilogy against Tyson. The fight never materialized after Tyson severed ties with the company after a showdown against Roy Jones Jr. last fall, which prompted Triller to sue.
The Belfort-directed Triller ticket will feature a 195-pound boxing match between legendary MMA legend Anderson Silva and Tito Ortiz.