Saturday night’s Triller Fight Club event is set, though there was some drama on the scales today in Florida.
58-year-old Evander Holyfield (44-10-2, 29 KO) and 44-year-old Vitor Belfort (1-0, 1 KO in boxing, 26-14 in MMA) may or may not be having a sanctioned boxing match — the word is it’s up to them, with Florida ready to sanction it — but they weighed in at 225.4 and 206.2, respectively. Belfort had been training to face Oscar De La Hoya in a 180 lb catchweight bout, which fell apart a week ago.
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The drama came from the co-feature, which will see Anderson Silva (2-1, 1 KO in boxing, 34-11 in MMA) take on Tito Ortiz (debuting in boxing, 21-12 in MMA) in a boxing bout between faded MMA legends. The 46-year-old fighters tipped the scales at 192.6 for Silva and 200 even for Ortiz. The problem there is that the fight was contracted at 195 lbs, meaning Ortiz is overweight. But the fight will go on.
Former cruiserweight champion David Haye (28-4, 26 KO) will be fighting for the first time since 2018, facing novice novelty boxer Joe Fournier (9-0, 9 KO) in an eight-round bout. Haye weighed in at 211.5, with Fournier at 195.5.
In the only thing approaching being a normal boxing contest on the PPV broadcast, Andy Vences (23-2-1, 12 KO) and Jono Carroll (19-2-1, 5 KO) weighed in at 129.4 and 130, respectively, both making weight fine.