Oscar de la hoya, former professional boxer and promoter, claimed that his fight against Vitor Belfort September 11 will define what’s next in his boxing return.
“The fight is very important,” confessed the president of Golden Boy Promotions. “It’s what makes me or breaks me. If I had a Belfort in front of me, I would thank him for the opportunity and I know that the two of us are going to hit each other, that’s basically it ”.
The contest is agreed at 175 pounds, after From the pot He started his career in lightweight, went down to super featherweight and from there he climbed to super lightweight, welterweight, super welterweight and middleweight.
For his part, the Brazilian began his time in mixed martial arts at heavyweight, where he became champion of the UFC, and went down to light heavy and middle to make a fight in each division against the champions he lost.
“It’s going to be fun, don’t forget, I love fighting,” he considered. Oscar. “Belfort it’s a fucking legend. The fact that he’s a big guy is a challenge. Everybody knows that when I fight, I give up everything. When I train, I do it like crazy. I was tired of these exhibition (fights) ”.
Oscar de la hoya will return 13 years later to the ring, after in his last confrontation in the ring he fell against Manny pacquiao by knockout.
“Let me tell you something, I do this for good reasons,” said the Mexican American. “Mentally and physically, I am as in my time. I’m in the zone now, I know we’re going to get into a war, it’s okay, it’s good, I love it. It’s my life, I can’t wait ”.
During his career in mixed martial arts, Vitor Belfort came to knock out opponents taller and heavier than him when in the UFC there were no divisions and it was just a tournament.
In its passage through the MMA finished 26-14-1, scoring 18 victories via knockout, something that From the pot He knows that he will have to be on the lookout when they face 9/11.
“I think of guys like (Bernard) Hopkins, (Ricardo) Mayorga, the toughest opponents who hit hard, ”he commented. “Obviously (Vitor) is not a (Manny) Pacquiao, who has light feet and throws a lot of punches, but is a guy who can knock you out. I would like to fight with people like that ”.