Evander Holyfield, 58, beaten in round one by ex-UFC champion Vitor Belfort in front of former US president Donald Trump
EVANDER HOLYFIELD’s shock boxing comeback lasted only a matter of seconds as he was stopped by MMA legend Vitor Belfort.
The 58-year-old former five-time world champion pulled on the gloves once more as a late alternative for Covid-hit Oscar De La Hoya.
But the legend’s comeback was over in lower than two minutes.
The struggle, which was being referred to as in the commentary sales space by Donald Trump, began cagey with the ‘Real Deal’ edging the jab out earlier than Belfort beginning to come ahead and had Holyfield on shaky legs.
The ex-boxer swung and missed as he slipped via the ropes as issues began trying dangerous for him.
Holyfield then seemed to be on skates every time Belfort threw a punch and was quickly dropped by a left hand.
Belfort then got here ahead as Holyfield tucked up and the referee fairly rightly stopped the struggle.
Predictably, Holyfield appeared a shadow of himself and utterly off the tempo, however fortuitously it was stopped earlier than any injury might be completed.
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However, the veteran struggle feels the official stepped in too shortly to cease it.
Afterwards he stated: “I believe it was a nasty name.
“I don’t think the referee should have stopped the fight that quick.”
While Holyfield’s preventing days look to be over, Belfort might now be set for a mega-money showdown with Jake Paul.
The Brazilian immediately referred to as out the YouTuber for a $30m Thanksgiving winner-take-all struggle.
Ryan Kavanaugh, head of Triller boxing, firstly stated: “We at Triller are agreeing to a full professional struggle, Vitor versus Jake Paul; 25 million winner-takes-all.
“And we would like it on Thanksgiving day on the one-year anniversary, Thanksgiving Saturday.
“Thirty million, winner-takes-all, if Jake says no, we know why.”
Belfort then added: “Hey, Jake Paul, cease working from me, man. I’m going to show you a lesson.
“You can be my kid, you’re going to meet daddy over here at Triller. Stop running.”