Former UFC champion Vitor Belfort has accused six division champion Oscar De La Hoya of fabricating his COVID-19 prognosis.
They have been scheduled to struggle one another on September 11, in the primary occasion of a Triller pay-per-view card from the Staples Middle in Los Angeles.
De La Hoya, 46-years-old, was going to struggle for the primary time since struggling a stoppage loss to Manny Pacquiao in 2008.
The competition by no means went ahead, as De La Hoya withdrew after testing optimistic for COVID.
De La Hoya was changed by the 58-year-old former undisputed heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield – who Belfort blew away in a single spherical.
Triller remains to be hoping to make a De La Hoya vs. Belfort boxing match – however the Brazilian fighter will not be satisfied that it’s going to occur.
He believes De La Hoya might be too reluctant to signal a contract after watching what occurred to Holyfield.
“You may see he didn’t have the coronavirus, he was simply scared,” Belfort stated to AG Combat. “He’s much more scared now. however he has nowhere to run to. In any other case it received’t be search for him. Lots of people have purchased tickets (for the struggle), aircraft tickets. He disrespected his followers, my followers and combating followers. I’ve by no means finished that, pretending I’m injured to keep away from a struggle. That’s what he did within the final week earlier than the struggle.
“I’ve overwhelmed the best fighter within the historical past of heavyweight. A man who destroyed Mike Tyson twice. I didn’t struggle a can. I needed to achieve weight in a short while. He (Oscar) stated he would knock me out in 30 seconds. That was the worst half, proper? That’s preposterous. What a joke. Signal the contract.”
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