Oscar De La Hoya’s Return, Holyfield-McBride Pushed Back
Triller has pushed back the return of Oscar De La Hoya as well as Evander Holyfield vs. Kevin McBride.
De La Hoya’s return was expected to take place on July 3. While an opponent wasn’t announced, former UFC Lightweight Champion Eddie Alvarez claimed there was interest in having him compete against the “Golden Boy.” Alvarez claims he lost interest in the matchup as he felt Triller lacked respect for fighters.
Holyfield vs. McBride was supposed to serve as the co-main event of Teofimo Lopez vs. George Kambosos. Lopez vs. Kambosos was going to take place on June 5 but it was moved to June 19. Some wondered if Holyfield vs. McBride would remain on the card and now we have an answer.
Triller has confirmed that both De La Hoya’s return and Holyfield vs. McBride have been delayed. De La Hoya will now step back inside the ring in September. Triller says De La Hoya’s opponent will be announced sometime this summer. Holyfield vs. McBride is now slated for August.
De La Hoya hasn’t been in a boxing match since December 2008. He suffered a TKO loss to Manny Pacquiao.
Holyfield’s last pro bout took place back in May 2011. He has had an exhibition bout with American politician, Mitt Romney, since that time. As for McBride, he hasn’t been inside the ring since July 2011.