De La Hoya vs Belfort Is Off; Holyfield Will Step In As Replacement

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Night and Day

Oscar De La Hoya has tested positive for COVID-19 and is now out of the highly anticipated bout against Vitor Belfort on September 11th. Luckily for anyone hyped about two old guys fighting, Evander Holyfield has stepped up to face Belfort.


At 58 years old, one has to wonder what Holyfield even has left to give. For his sake, I hope it’s a whole lot, but we must be realistic. Holyfield hasn’t fought in 10 years and I’m left questioning whether this will be a legitimate bout or just a spectacle.


If this is in fact legitimate, I’ve got to give props to both fighters. Props to Belfort for accepting a fight against a guy who is significantly larger than De La Hoya (who fought most of his career weighing 154 pounds or less). And props to Holyfield for accepting a fight against ANYONE on this short of a notice at the age of 58.


If there’s two things we know for sure it’s this: Holyfield has apparently been itching to get back into a boxing ring for quite some time now and this makes for a perfect tune-up fight if he’s being serious. Secondly we know that the show must go on. Best of luck to both fighters but I’m not holding my breath on this being a slugfest.


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