On September 11th two fighting legends make their return to combat sports, as a fight that was once an exhibition quickly turned into a professional bout. The fight is scheduled to be fought for the Triller organization at the Staples centre with more information to follow.
Vitor, an MMA veteran (41 pro fights) returns to the competition after retiring from MMA in 2018. The former light heavyweight champion and middleweight challenger is looking to make carve out a new chapter in a sport that he is 1-0 in but has not competed in since 2006. The phenom was always known for his explosiveness and quick boxing that made him a fan favourite throughout his career. At 44 years of age, some question what he has left in the tank, but Vitor not one to shy away from competition is stepping up once again for the MMA world.
One of the most accomplished boxers of his generation, Oscar De La Hoya will once again compete in the boxing ring as he prepares for his 46th professional fight. The former Olympic gold medalist has been retired since 2008 and is looking to reignite a career that saw him reach heights that fighters dream of, from winning 10 world titles in 6 different weight classes to being recognized around the world as the best fighter of his weight class. The Golden Boy has made it clear he wants to continue fighting, with possible Mayweather rematches and even throwing one-time friend Canelo Alvarez as someone he would like to face.
The two fighters squared off in a recent press conference and both stated that they want to beat the hell out of each other and put on a show for the fans.