Oscar De La Hoya’s return to boxing has officially been announced.
According to MMA Fighting, De La Hoya will be returning to action against former UFC champion Vitor Belfort in a Triller pay-per-view.
The exhibition bout will take place on Mexican Independence Day weekend September 18 in Las Vegas.
Because of the date, the De La Hoya vs. Belfort fight will likely be competing with Canelo Alvarez’s next fight. For the past few years, Canelo traditionally fights that weekend.
From the report:
The event is targeted for Las Vegas with a venue still to be determined with an all-weekend event expected with promotion by Triller including concerts and the fight card on Saturday night featuring De La Hoya vs. Belfort. Numerous musical acts are also rumored for the event but those details will come at a later date with Swizz Beatz and Timbaland overseeing the entertainment portion of the event including a Verzuz rap battle expected to take place on Friday, Sept. 17.
De La Hoya is the latest boxing legend to return to action under the Triller banner, following in the footsteps of Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr.
As for the specific rules for the fight, we will have to wait and see what measures are put into place. However, it is expected that the fighters will be wearing 12-ounce gloves.