Oscar De La Hoya, Vitor Belfort workout quotes
Boxing Legend, ‘The Golden Boy Oscar De La Hoya, hit the XBOX Plaza at LA LIVE on Tuesday evening, August 24, to host an open workout for a huge crowd of adoring fans and a massive contingent of local and international media. Looking in exceptional form, De La Hoya worked the mitts for the cheering crowd and brought a couple of fans into the ring to join him during the entertaining event. Click here to buy tickets!
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Presented by Triller Fight Club, De La Hoya will battle former UFC Superstar Vitor ‘The Phenom’ Belfort in the main event of LEGENDS II set for Saturday, September 11 at STAPLES Center.
OSCAR DE LA HOYA
“Call me crazy, but I miss it; I missed getting hit and doing the hitting. I wasn’t ready to retire after I lost to Manny Pacquiao. I never felt like I was in wars, so in boxing, you’re just as old as how you feel.”
“I went through hell and back treating my body wrong, but these last six months, I feel amazing. I refocused myself and rededicated myself, and I’m actually doing this for me; I can’t wait.”
“The weight limit is 185, but I’m going to come in at 175, strong like an ox. I’m at 180 right now. I’m the underdog because the bettors don’t believe in me, but I finally put the train back on the rails.
“I’m not a betting man or a gambler, but I would put a lot of money on me. I’m going to surprise people with how I do it. I’ve been training smart; I’ve been very motivated in training since we opened camp.”
“I’m going to give the fans a war. I’ve been studying Marvin Hagler vs. Thomas Hearns for a reason. I want a fight, a war. I have a good chin, and I can take the punch.”
“I know Vitor Belfort has the same mentality. He was a boxer first before he became the UFC Heavyweight Champion. I have to be calculated with my attack and stay away from his big left hand.”
“There will be a knockout; my inspiration for this fight is Arturo Gatti. I want one of those types of fights.”
VITOR BELFORT QUOTES
“My job is to knock people out and I did and will continue to do so on September 11.”
“Boxing is a true martial art and I love it. I am the Muhammad Ali of my sport, I literally opened the Red Sea, me and a few other guys as at that time MMA was a new sport. We had to incorporate new rule sets and make it uniform.”
“Boxing is an art and this is a great crossover event for fans.”
“It takes courage for this challenge to fight De La Hoya. This is a legacy fight for me.”
“I’m hoping after I win on September 11 to box again in December. I haven’t turned my back on MMA but this is my focus now.”
“Triller Fight Club has truly opened a new world with their events and I’m thrilled to be part of it. I challenge any MMA champion to fight me at Triller Fight Club.”
“Sometimes it can be hard to stay relevant but this fight with Oscar De La Hoya at Triller Fight Club absolutely keeps me relevant.”
“I’m very happy with the way this fight with Oscar De La Hoya came about and the way Triller Fight Club conducts business. It’s going to be a special night at LEGENDS II.”
“Right now, I have Oscar in my sights and that’s the only fighter I’m thinking about. After I beat him we can talk about my next opponent.”
“It’s an honor to fight the best boxer of all-time. Striking has always been my A-game in MMA. When I was 20-years-old I was looking to do both at the same time but I couldn’t, however now I can box with Triller Fight Club. For me boxing has always been my favorite martial art of all-time.”
“Against Oscar, I think the fight plays out with me working through him and looking for the knockout. This is one of the toughest opponents of my career and I can’t look past him to other fights.”
“I trust what Triller Fight Club is doing, we’re looking to make fights that make sense and have a legacy behind them.”
“This fight is different from the other ones taking place, I have the most knockouts in UFC history and Oscar is the greatest boxer of all-time. It’s a true matchup of the most talented.”
A national hero in his native Brazil, Belfort was taught at a very young age by jiu-jitsu master Carlson Gracie who nicknamed him ‘Vitor Belfort Gracie.’ With fast, powerful hands and a slick ground game, Belfort was selected to compete at one of the first Ultimate Fighting Championship tournaments at the young age of 18.
A Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt under the tutelage of Gracie, Belfort would continue on to have a highly acclaimed and distinguished career in UFC , becoming one of their most popular international fighters. He is a former UFC Light Heavyweight World Champion and also the winner of the UFC-12 Heavyweight Tournament Championship.
A must-see attraction throughout his career for MMA fans, Belfort became known for his explosive striking power with two of his fights heading the list of all-time best-selling UFC Pay-Per-View events. Belfort’s illustrious UFC career includes numerous records and accolades including ‘Knockout of the Night’ (five times), ‘Most Knockouts in UFC History’ (12), ‘Most First Round Finishes in UFC History’ (13), and ‘Youngest UFC Tournament Winner’ (19 years, 313 days).
Among the notable names Belfort defeated in his illustrious career include; Dan Henderson, Randy Couture, Michael Bisping, Luke Rockhold and Wanderlei Silva. He has also battled many other top names; Jon Jones, Anderson Silva, Chuck Liddell, Tito Ortiz and Lyoto Machida.
The remaining tickets starting at $75 are now on-sale and may be purchased through AXS.com or this Ticket Link. Doors will open on the day of the event at 3:00 p.m. PT. The STAPLES Center is located at 1111 S. Figueroa St. in Los Angeles, CA 90015. Minimal VIP packages, as well as Super-Exclusive behind-the-scenes packages, will be available too.
The FREE Preview will start at 11:00 p.m. BST / 6:00 p.m. ET / 3:00 p.m. PT with the Triller Fight Club Pay-Per-View commencing at 12:00 a.m. BST / 7:00 p.m. ET / 4:00 p.m. PT HAYE vs. FOURNIER eight-round heavyweight battle opens the broadcast. The Pay-Per-View is priced at $49.99 in North America and £9.99 ($13.99) in the UK.
Boxing’s biggest international star for over 15 years, De La Hoya, was an 11-time world champion in six different weight classes while captivating fans all over the world and setting the standard by generating over 700 million dollars in pay-per-view income.
De La Hoya’s first world championship fight with then-rival Shane Mosley was the inaugural event held at STAPLES Center on June 17, 2000. Among the sold-out crowd of 20,744 in attendance were a wealth of celebrities from the sports and entertainment world.
Known throughout his career for fighting the best competition and ‘taking on all comers,’ included among the victories during De La Hoya’s Hall of Fame career are world champions; Julio Cesar Chavez, Pernell Whitaker, Ike Quartey, Fernando Vargas, Hector Camacho, Arturo Gatti, Yori Boy Campas, Ricardo Mayorga, Wilfredo Rivera, and Felix Sturm.
Co-featured at LEGENDS II, UFC Legends, ANDERSON ‘THE SPIDER’ SILVA from Sao Paolo, Brazil, and ‘THE HUNTINGTON BEACH BAD BOY TITO ORTIZ will clash in an eight-round cruiserweight boxing match for combat sports supremacy.
Also, at LEGENDS II, Former Heavyweight, and Cruiserweight World Champion DAVID ‘THE HAYEMAKER’ HAYE will face off against JOE FOURNIER in a scheduled eight-round heavyweight battle.
Additionally, in a highly anticipated 10-rounder, ANDY ‘El TIBURON’ VENCES, (23-2-1, 12 KOs), of San Jose, CA will challenge Ireland’s JONO ‘KING KONG’ CARROLL (19-2-1, 5 KOs) for the vacant WBC International Silver Super-Featherweight Title.
The entire LEGENDS II event is produced by Triller Fight Club visionary NIGEL LYTHGOE, award-winning producer of American Idol and the executive producer and creator of ‘So You Think You Can Dance and will be hosted by SNOOP DOGG.
Musical acts announced for the extraordinary event include a Once-In-A-Lifetime Performance by SNOOP DOGG with The One and Only MARVIN GAYE, plus ANITTA, LUNAY, and GENTE DE ZONA, and others.
In-demand, the leading transactional video-on-demand and PPV programming provider in North America, will serve as the exclusive U.S. and Canadian cable, satellite, and telco PPV provider for the De La Hoya vs. Belfort fight. Fans will order the event on PPV through their existing cable, satellite, and telco PPV providers across the U.S., including Xfinity, Spectrum, Contour, Fios, and Optimum, among others from leading operators in Canada.
LEGENDS II will be broadcast globally on FITE, in-demand, and through all leading Cable, Satellite, and Telco Providers in the U.S. and Canada. The suggested PPV retail price is $49.99.
**HOW TO WATCH THE SEPTEMBER 11, 2021, TRILLER PPV EVENT**
TV: Cable, satellite & telco PPV providers, including Xfinity, Spectrum, Contour, Fios, and Optimum (U.S.), among others, and leading operators in Canada.
Worldwide Streaming: FITE.TV and all FITE mobile, Smart TV, IPTV, game controller, and OTT apps as well as the event microsite hub: TrillerFightClub
LEGENDS II is the second event Triller Fight Club has promoted at STAPLES Center, Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. on November 28, 2020. The fight was boxing’s biggest pay-per-view event of the year garnering over 1.6 million buys.
FITE, the world’s premier streaming PPV platform for sports and entertainment recently acquired by TrillerNet, will handle worldwide live pay-per-view streaming distribution online for the September 11 event and via FITE mobile and Smart TV apps, games controllers, and all major OTT devices as well as power TrillerFightClub.com.
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