Former UFC light heavyweight champion Vitor Belfort recently indicated that he would be interested in trying his hand at boxing and taking on former six-division champion Oscar De La Hoya.
Belfort recently spoke with AgFight's Diego Ribas about how he is currently seeking an opponent for his professional boxing debut, potentially De La Hoya, and also talked about how he is free to compete given that his current contract with ONE Championship is about to end. He also mentioned the possibility of boxing his former rival and UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva or potentially even former undisputed heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield.
“I'm looking for an opponent now. I heard that Oscar de la Hoya is looking for someone to face. Oscar, don't be afraid”, Belfort said. “Now, our agreement is about to end. We have no fight there, but this is boxing, I am free to fight boxing. Anderson would be incredible. Anderson and I, it would be a big rematch in boxing. It could be Oscar, Anderson, Holyfield. There is a list of guys who can make this happen."
Silva is expected to box former WBC middleweight champion, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. on June 19, whereas Holyfield will make his return to the ring in an exhibition bout against Kevin McBride that currently doesn't have a date or location set for the matchup.