Evander Holyfield Faces 30-Day Suspension Following Vitor Belfort Loss
Boxing legend Evander Holyfield has been suspended for 30 days.
The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation announced the suspensions on medical grounds. Tito Ortiz was also ruled out of action for 60 days following his loss in the latest Triller Fight Club event.
Specters said Holyfield, 58, had a horrible outing against former UFC champion Vitor “The Phenom” Belfort. The MMA ace knocked out his 14-year-old older opponent within 109 seconds into the super fight.
Holyfield had stepped on short notice to replace Oscar De La Hoya after the Golden Boy was hospitalized due to Covid-19.
Fans were expecting a thriller between De La Hoya and Belfort but fans showed the thrill turned into agony and genuine concern after Holyfield announced that he will wear the gloves again.
Age got the better of the boxing legend and he could barely last two minutes inside the ring.
As for Tito Ortiz, Anderson “The Spider” Silva sent him down to the canvas in only 88 seconds.
Silva has been phenomenal in his brief boxing career so far, winning two of three bouts. He has knocked out ex-world champion Julio César Chávez Jr. and his former UFC colleague in space of three months.
Neither Silva nor Belfort is suspended by the regulatory body.