Tonight in the main event of Triller’s Boxing event, two combat sports went head-to-head. Former heavyweight champion of the world Evander Holyfield (44-10-2) returned as he took on former two-division UFC champion Vitor Belfort (26-14 MMA).
The last time Holyfield stepped into the boxing ring was back in 2011. Holyfield retired after a victory ten years ago and he’s stayed away. However, Mike Tyson came back earlier this year, Holyfield started getting the itch to box again.
He was supposed to box Kevin McBride in August for an exhibition. However, the bout was ultimately cancelled. When Oscar De La Hoya fell out of this matchup with Vitor Belfort, Holyfield offered to step in on short notice.
The last time we saw Vitor Belfort was back in 2018 when he was knocked out by Lyoto Machida. After that fight, he put his gloves in the center of the octagon and retired. However, he’s been lured back into competition in the boxing arena.
The two men started the boxing match with a touch of the gloves. Holyfield took the enter and started feeling things out with his jab. Belfort was circling around the outside just looking for an opening to explode.
Holyfield pushes forward with a combination. Big shot to the body lands for Belfort and Holyfield looks hurt. Now Belfort is pouring it on Holyfield. An uppercut drops Holyfield and Holyfield isn’t looking good.
Holyfield gets to his feet, but Belfort starts landing bombs and the referee steps in. Vitor Belfort picks up the TKO win in this boxing exhibition.
Vitor Belfort def. Evander Holyfield by TKO – Round 1