Evander Holyfield, who competed in his first boxing bout in over ten years suffered a first-round TKO loss against Vitor Belfort at Saturday’s Triller Fight Club pay-per-view ‘Legends 2.’ Triller doctor David Abbasi recently revealed that the fighters last night including Holyfield were tested for hepatitis B and C, along with HIV/AIDS. He said fighters over 40 needed an EKG and brain MRI. He also said there was a pre-fight physical the day before. He further revealed that Holyfield, Vitor Belfort, Tito Ortiz, and Anderson Silva passed all of these tests. Oscar de la Hoya Reveals If He Faked Illness
Evander Holyfield wants a rematch
In a backstage interview, ‘The Warrior’ stated that he wanted a rematch with Belfort. He believed that the fight was stopped prematurely.
“Of course, it was [a premature stoppage]…I’ll go again with him and I’ll show him, that’s it,” said Evander Holyfield.
In the post-fight press conference, Vitor Belfort shared his feelings on fighting Evander Holyfield, who he considers to be the greatest heavyweight boxer of all time.
“You only are judged by the people you are competing against. Sometimes you have a beautiful record but you didn’t compete with the greatest. So for me to be able to compete with Holyfield and watching him…I remember I was the youngest champion, fighting two guys on the same night, Holyfield was fighting for $30 million against Mike Tyson. And we used to fight, you have to win $50,000 if you beat two guys, no weight-division, there was no organization back in the day. So it’s a privilege. You know boxing has been my martial arts man, top martial arts. I love it the most. Being able to transition and being able to come here and fighting the greatest heavyweight of all times was a phenomenal opportunity for me.”