Oscar De La Hoya is about to make his return to the boxing ring after 13 years to face former UFC champion Vitor Belfort, in keeping with reviews.
The ‘Golden Boy’ has not fought since 2008 when he was crushed unceremoniously by Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas.
But the 48-year-old confirmed in April he’ll make a hoop return, with former light-heavyweight champion Belfort anticipated to be the person stood reverse him with 12 ounce gloves.
Though the Mexican-American initially said he would struggle in July, the Athletic declare the bout will happen on September 11 on the Triller platform.
De La Hoya needed to face Floyd Mayweather for the second time, with ‘Cash’ residing as much as his moniker throughout a profitable exhibition bout with Logan Paul earlier this month.
Belfort has not fought within the UFC since Might 2018 when he was crushed by Lyoto Machida, with the 44-year-old successful his sole boxing bout again in 2006 towards Josemario Neves.
Machida not solely held the 205lbs belt throughout his illustrious reign, he fought within the middleweight division and even knocked out the UK’s very personal Michael Bisping in 2013.
Such was the severity of the knockout; Bisping infamously suffered a indifferent retina due to a head kick sustained within the second spherical earlier than he piled on the strain.
Nevertheless, he appeared decidedly extra mortal within the years after USADA entered into the game and his knockout and win ratio dwindled massively.