Óscar de la Hoya has Covid 19 and will not fight Belfort; Holyfield will take his place

Óscar de la Hoya en el hospital

Oscar de la hoya will not be able to fight against Vitor Belfort on September 11 because he tested positive for Covid 19 according to TMZ Sports,and his place will be taken by Evander holyfield.

“I wanted you to hear directly from me that despite being fully vaccinated, I contracted Covid and I will not be able to fight next weekend “, reported Oscar de la Hoya on Twitter “Preparing for this comeback has been everything for me over the past few months and I want to thank everyone for their tremendous support.”

In a video that he shared on his account Twitter He said that he is in the hospital and that he has the complete vaccination schedule.

“What were the chances that I would catch coronavirus? I’ve taken care of myself and this really kicks my ass, ”he said in the video. “I wanted them to hear it from me directly, despite being vaccinated I got COVID and I won’t be able to fight the following weekend. Preparing for this comeback was all I did these months and I want to thank you for your support ”.

“I am currently in the hospital with treatment and I am confident that I will be back in the ring before the year is out,” he shared. “God bless everyone and take care ”.

Evander Holyfield to replace De La Hoya against Belfort

The function of Triller will not be canceled and will be Evander holyfield, former heavyweight champion, who will replace the president of Golden Boy Promotions.

However, the authorization of the California Athletic Commission, but in case it is denied, they will move the headquarters to another place in the USA.

Evander holyfield, a former world heavyweight champion, had filed a lawsuit for $ 5 million for breach of contract in California against Trillerrevealed Dan rafael from World Boxing News Thursday, August 2.

However, everything changed in the last hours when the positive for coronavirus of Oscar de la hoya.

Holyfield signed a fight against Kevin McBride, who was the last rival of Mike tyson as a professional, for June 5 in the same role as Teofimo Lopez and George Kambosos.

But the promoter announced that the new date of the contest would be June 19 so as not to interfere with the undercard of Floyd mayweather and Logan paul, which was held on the 6th of the same month.

Nevertheless, Triller said the fight between Holyfield and McBride it would be rescheduled for a later date in the summer.

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