Vitor Belfort has his sights set on a possible boxing match with Anderson Silva.
Silva dazzled the MMA world along with his efficiency over former world boxing champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. this previous Saturday (June 19). Even boxing followers had been in awe of Silva’s split decision victory over Chavez. Many argue that the one choose who scored the battle in favor of Chavez had the blinders on.
Throughout an interview with Combate, Belfort stated he’d prefer to battle Silva once more however this time, inside a boxing ring (by way of BJPenn.com).
“I feel (we’ll face one another in boxing). They are saying the rematch is one thing everybody likes. It’s not the dish we eat, it’s the dish you eat. My message (for Anderson) is: see you quickly.”
Again in February 2011, Belfort challenged Silva for the UFC Middleweight Championship. Belfort was on the receiving finish of one of the crucial spectacular knockouts within the historical past of professional MMA competitors. Silva knocked out Belfort with a entrance kick to the jaw within the first spherical.
Belfort is scheduled to take on boxing legend Oscar De La Hoya in an exhibition match on September 11. “The Phenom” has even opened up as the slight betting favorite. The bout will probably be promoted by Triller. Belfort was initially anticipated to fulfill YouTuber Tarzann, however he took a much bigger alternative in opposition to the “Golden Boy.”
We’ve seen a slew of MMA fighters strive their hand in boxing lately. Former Bellator and ONE Championship titleholder Ben Askren was stopped by Web celeb Jake Paul of their boxing match. Paul will tackle former UFC Welterweight Champion Tyron Woodley this August.