Vitor Belfort believes that his knockout of Evander Holyfield has already put him on a par with Canelo Álvarez, whom he accused of not having balls to face him.
Only knocked out a legend like Evander Holyfield in the first round, already 58 years old and 10 in retirement, Vitor Belfort became so emboldened that not only did he invite Jake Paul, a fighter who could well be at his height, but also to Canelo Alvarez, it goes without saying that he plays in other leagues.
Someone has made the Brazilian believe that with two fights as a boxer and 44 years old he has some chance of standing up to who is the current super middleweight champion of the WBA, the WBC and the WBO, in addition to being considered the best pound per pound of the world. Or at least, they have recommended that saying his name is the best way to promote himself.
“He won’t want to fight me at 185 pounds, I promise. He won’t have the balls to come, I promise. If he does, we have $ 30 million to make the fight.”, said Vitor Belfort after his victory against Holyfield in a fight that ended up being a role for boxing, in dialogue with the press of the promoter that organized the event this Saturday in Hollywood, Triller Fight Club.
Belfort himself must know, however, that he has no chance of deserving a match with Canelo when he has only beaten an aging Evander Holyfield and one Josemario Neves in the only fights he has ever had as a boxer. Different is the story with Jake Paul, a youtuber who has fought four fights since he launched as a boxer.
Álvarez, on the other hand, is preparing to go in search of maximum sporting glory, which in turn will bring him more than the 30 million they offer him to face Belfort, in a confrontation with Caleb Plant to determine who will be the undisputed world champion of the super middleweight division.