Together with his take care of ONE Championship coming to an in depth, Vitor Belfort plans to make the transfer from MMA to boxing.
Belfort (26-14, 1 NC) has not competed since being defeated by Lyoto Machida in his last struggle within the UFC. ‘The Phenom’ signed a take care of ONE in 2019 and was anticipated to make his promotional debut in opposition to Alan Ngalani final 12 months, however the struggle by no means got here to fruition.
Speaking just lately to AG Fight, Belfort mentioned he can be open to former multiple-weight boxing champion Oscar De La Hoya, Anderson Silva, and even Evander Holyfield.
“I’m searching for an opponent now. I heard that Oscar de la Hoya is searching for somebody to face. Oscar, don’t be afraid. Now, our settlement is about to finish. We’ve got no struggle there. However that is boxing, I’m free to struggle boxing,” Belfort mentioned.
It wouldn’t be the primary time Belfort has stepped within the ring. The Brazilian made his debut in 2006 when he defeated Josemario Neves by first-round knockout. Belfort went on to elucidate why a rematch with Silva, who defeated Belfort within the UFC a decade in the past, can be “unimaginable”.
“Anderson can be unimaginable. Anderson and I, it will be an enormous rematch in boxing. It might be Oscar, Anderson, Holyfield. There’s a record of fellows who could make this occur.”
Silva is ready to field Julio Cesar Chavez Jr on June nineteenth. It is going to be the 46-year-old’s first boxing struggle since 2005.