Evander Holyfield, Former World Heavyweight Champion, Stopped With TKO In First Fight In A Decade

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Who won the Evander Holyfield Vitor Belfort fight?

Two legends of combat sports squared off Saturday night with Vitor Belfort finishing Evander Holyfield via first-round TKO. After the bout, Belfort called out Jake Paul and Triller's CEO Ryan Kavanaugh offered to pay $30 million to the winner if it was made. The AthleticHolyfield vs. Belfort fight results: Live updates, Silva knocks out Ortiz, full recap of the PPV

What time is Evander Holyfield fight?

What time does Evander Holyfield vs. Vitor Belfort start? Saturday's boxing card will begin at 7 p.m. ET with Holyfield and Belfort expected to fight around 9:30 p.m. ET. sportingnews.comWhat time is Evander Holyfield vs. Vitor Belfort today? PPV schedule, main card start time for boxing match

What time is Evander Holyfield vs Vitor Belfort?

Date, Start time. The Holyfield vs. Belfort card takes place on Saturday, September 11th. The main card begins at 8 p.m. ET in the United States and at 1 a.m. BST in the UK. DAZN News USEvander Holyfield vs. Vitor Belfort: Date, fight time, TV channel and live stream

What channel is Evander Holyfield fight on?

The fight between Evander Holyfield and Vitor Belfort will be streamed on FITE.tv. The streaming service has an HD PPV stream available for $59.99, which will let you stream the Paul vs. Woodley fight on TV, your computer, tablet or phone. al.comEvander Holyfield-Vitor Belfort live stream (9/11): How to watch Donald Trump’s call of fight, TV info, time

Belfort calls for ‘mixed rules’ bouts between boxers and MMA fighters

MMA Mania 12 September, 2021 - 08:00pm

One of the few fighters from MMA to win his boxing crossover bout wants to level the playing field for martial artists looking to step from the cage into the ring.

Alas, he won’t get too much credit for beating up a clearly over the hill Evander Holyfield, who was saved by the referee a mere minute and a half into their bout. Holyfield was 58 and needed Triller to re-locate the card from California to Florida in order to get licensed. As great as he used to be, you just can’t snatch too much glory out of a win like that.

But Belfort was still extremely happy with the way things turned out, as he explained during the Triller post-fight press conference.

“I’m very proud to be able to have this opportunity, to have Mr. President and his son come here, entertain us all, providing his time with all of us,” Belfort said. “Fighting on this card with great fighters. I’m very blessed right now.”

“You’re never judge by how many victories you have, you’re judged by the guys you’ve fought, the fights that you’ve fought. When you say ‘I’ve went to the Vietnam war,’ you gotta respect that warrior, no matter what side it was. So a warrior respects another warrior, it doesn’t matter. Martial arts teaches something different than boxing. Boxing is a sport, an art as well. But martial arts teaches you, you are only judged by the people you competed against.”

“Sometimes you have a beautiful record, but you haven’t faced the greatest. So for me to be able to compete with Holyfield. I remember when I was fighting, I was the youngest champion fighting two times, two guys same night. Holyfield was fighting for $30 million dollars to fight Tyson. And you used to fight, you have to win $50,000 to beat two guys, no weight divisions, no organization back in the day.”

“So it’s a privilege, boxing has been my top martial arts, I love it the most. To be able to transition and be able to come here and fight one of the greatest, the greatest heavyweight of all time was a phenomenal opportunity for me.”

Belfort made it clear that he intended to keep boxing with Triller, but it was unclear who would be next. Belfort called out Jake Paul and Canelo Alvarez, two long shots due to inter-promotional politics. He also sounded interested in re-booking a fight with Oscar De La Hoya, which we think sounds like the most likely scenario.

Further into the future? Belfort imagines a situation where perhaps the MMA vs Boxing playing field can be leveled a bit with modified rules.

“I’m looking for us MMA fans to really fight boxers in a fair way that brings advantage for us as well,” Vitor said. “Because the clinch, where we do the boxing, the MMA is different. I hope we can grab the neck, push, grab the face. I’m not talking about spinning punches because boxers cannot handle that very much, it takes time to do it. But I’d like to make some legendary fights where you can bring the grabbing part, the push, make it more free in the clinch.”

“That’s something that would intrigue the fans and the fights would be huge. Big fights can be broken. I think Triller can shift the industry. Because when you combine both sports on the same night, the same rules? The amount of content and people will see something different. But until that happens, I will box boxers.”

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