Vitor Belfort challenged Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez to a boxing match in which $ 30 million is at stake, after the Brazilian knocked out Evander holyfield last September 11.
“He will not fight me at 185 (pounds), I promise you,” said the former mixed martial arts champion at the end of the confrontation with Holyfield. “He won’t have the balls to come, I promise you. If he does, he will have 30 million ”.
Belfort fought his first boxing match, after Evander take the contest less than two weeks in advance.
Originally the one who was to be the rival of Vitor was Oscar de la hoya, but the president of Golden Boy Promotions He caught the coronavirus and had to be hospitalized for a few days.
Vitor Belfort dominated Evander holyfield, after the heavyweight legend was slow and imprecise.
When the Brazilian released the first blows he realized that he put the American in poor condition and after a fall and did not respond, the referee decided to stop the match.
At the end, Belfort challenged boxers like Jake paul, who was initially offered $ 25 million to fight and then the executives of Triller they raised the offer to 30.
That was when he challenged Canelo, who has shown his respect for these types of fights, but who does not intend to carry out in the future.
Saul will unify the 168-pound belts against Caleb Plant on November 5, in search of the first absolute champion of the division.