Evander Holyfield, 58, claims Vitor Belfort stoppage was ‘a bad call’ and slams referee for ending fight ‘that quick’
EVANDER HOLYFIELD blasted the referee for stopping his comeback early – although Donald Trump believes his pal has ‘lost a lot’ after he was defeated by 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 fight 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 by way of the ropes as issues began wanting bad for him.
Holyfield then appeared to be on skates at any time when the previous UFC champ 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 fight.
But the American was adamant the official stepped in too rapidly to name it off.
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Holyfield mentioned: “I assumed it was a bad name.
“I don’t think the referee should have stopped the fight that quick.”
Former US President Trump was the particular visitor on commentary in the course of the Triller occasion.
And after Holyfield obtained stopped he admitted: “You may see proper from the start, he was not the identical fighter.
“That left jab was very slow. He’s lost a lot.”
Holyfield was not the one one to really feel the verbal bard of Trump because the ex-American chief even took intention at David Haye.
The 40-year-old Brit returned to the ring with a straightforward win over Joe Fournier.
He gained every of the eight rounds – together with a 10-8 spherical within the first after flooring his opponent.
It appeared to be a reasonably tender knockdown, and Trump was fairly unmoved by the bout on the whole.
And after taking a number of photographs at present president Joe Biden, he then summed up the Haye fight up completely when he mentioned: “Right now, the audience likes politics better.”