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Sport Video: Was Evander Holyfield vs. Vitor Belfort a bridge too far even for novelty boxing?

05:20  15 september  2021
05:20  15 september  2021 Source:   mmajunkie.com

What time is Evander Holyfield vs. Vitor Belfort today? PPV schedule, main card start time for boxing match

  What time is Evander Holyfield vs. Vitor Belfort today? PPV schedule, main card start time for boxing match At 58 years old, Evander Holyfield will be making a return to the ring against a former UFC light heavyweight champion. Here's everything to know about the fight, including the start time for the pay-per-view card.Now 58 years old, Holyfield (44-10-2, 29 KOs) will face former UFC light heavyweight champion Vitor Belfort (1-0 boxing, 1 KO) in an eight-round heavyweight exhibition match on Saturday at 7 p.m. ET at Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood, Florida. The fight will be broadcast by TrillerFightClub.com.

Triller Fight Club held center stage this past Saturday night, with 58-year-old Evander Holyfield stepping in the ring to box former UFC champion Vitor Belfort.

Vitor Belfort, Evander Holyfield standing on a stage: vitor-belfort-evander-holyfield-riller-fight-club-8 © File photo vitor-belfort-evander-holyfield-riller-fight-club-8

Holyfield took the fight only after Oscar De La Hoya was forced to withdraw when he tested positive for COVID-19. The fact that Holyfield is almost 60 and hadn’t competed in a decade was reason enough to be concerned about his safety, and that concern grew after watching his open workout during fight week.

Predictably, the bout ended in the first round with 44-year-old Belfort winning by TKO. Thankfully, though, the damage to Holyfield was minimal after the referee seemed to show him some mercy with a stoppage that Holyfield didn’t appreciate but almost certainly was for his own good.

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  Spinning Back Clique: Triller fallout, DWCS contract frenzy, Romero's Bellator title prospects, more Check out this week's "Spinning Back Clique," MMA Junkie’s weekly show that takes a spin through the biggest topics in mixed martial arts. This week, we cover the aftermath of vs. and vs. , as well as talk Dana White's Contender Series' apparently new approach and more.…This week, we cover the aftermath of Evander Holyfield vs. Vitor Belfort and Anderson Silva vs. Tito Ortiz, as well as talk Dana White’s Contender Series’ apparently new approach and more.

Still, a lot of people who watched the fight came away with a bad feeling afterward. And so we ask: Was Holyfield-Belfort a bridge too far in this era of novelty boxing events? Our “Spinning Back Clique” panel of Mike Bohn, Danny Segura and George Garcia answered that question with host John Morgan.

You can watch their discussion in the video above, or watch this week’s episode in full below.

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