Evander Holyfield vs Vitor Belfort: Date, UK start time, live stream, TV channel and undercard for the massive fight

IT’s official – Evander Holyfield is back.

It was supposed to be the return of ‘Golden Boy’ Oscar De La Hoya but after the former six-weight champ caught Covid-19, Holyfield stepped in.

Vitor Belfort will take on Evander Holyfield this weekend in Florida

De Le Hoya looked set to follow legends Mike Tyson and Floyd Mayweather by returning to the ring in recent months before his unfortunate diagnosis.

But Holyfield, 58, will get that chance instead, with the event being moved to Florida, as the California State Athletic Commission refused to license ‘The Real Deal’.

When is Holyfield vs Belfort?

  • This contest is all set for Saturday, September 11.
  • It will take place in the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Florida.
  • The fight is set for eight rounds of three minutes.
  • Action on the undercard starts at 1am BST, so expect the main event around 4am on Sunday morning in the UK.
Evander Holyfield will make his boxing comeback against Vitor Belfort

Which TV channel and live stream can I watch it on?

Here in the UK, you’ll be able to watch on FITE.TV.

The streaming only service will provide the undercard and main event for $23.99, which is around £17.

You can also follow all the action right here on SunSport with our live blog.

Who is fighting on the undercard?

David Haye comes out of retirement to fight Joe Fournier on the bill.

And Anderson Silva takes on Tito Ortiz.

David Haye hung up his gloves in 2018 after a glittering career

What they said

Holyfield has previously spoken of his dream to return to boxing, and now he’ll get his chance against Belfort.

“Where an opportunity is available, I like to make the best out of what I have. I believe if I fought Mike [Tyson] the fight will generate $200million,” he told SunSport back in May.

“It will be the biggest fight there is. That’s the honest truth. I think Mike has my message already. If he is going to do it he is, if not then he’s not.

“It’s a decision he has to make now and we both have to be in an agreement.”

Before the De La Hoya fight was cancelled, Belfort had been planning for a clash with Holyfield in December, but will get that opportunity three months early.

“After September, December is me vs Holyfield. Get ready for the crossover!” He said.

We are taking over, Triller is bringing the fights. A huge dream.”

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