Oscar de la Hoya was originally scheduled to take on Vitor Belfort until he was diagnosed with COVID-19 for several days. This led to Evander Holyfield being named as a replacement for Belfort. Now, de la Hoya is now taking to social media via Twitter to discuss the status of his health, overall condition and stated that he will fight again. This Oscar de la Hoya fight rumor just leaked.
On the social media platform, de la Hoya stated: “I was ready mentally and physically, anyone who knows me knows I fought hard. I promise I will be back!”
I was ready mentally and physically, anyone who knows me knows I fought hard. I promise I will be back!
— Oscar De La Hoya (@OscarDeLaHoya) September 11, 2021
In other news regarding Oscar de la Hoya, the trainer for Vitor Belfort – Derik Santos discussed with MMA Junkie the differences between switching from Oscar de la Hoya as an opponent to Evander Holyfield. Credit to the outlet for the below.
“It’s obviously a very different style,” Santos told MMA Junkie. “When you look at what we were going to have to do in a fight, the problems that Oscar De La Hoya presented as far as movement, style, and speed, but then you have Evander Holyfield – the last thing a fighter loses is the power punch.”
Santos added: “Vitor’s a very technical fighter, a boxer. Most people understand that he boxes very well and my biggest thing is to make sure we don’t get caught with any heavy artillery and come out with the victory.”