Vitor Belfort stepped up his training regimen for his fight against Oscar De La Hoya by taking on TikTok star Bryce Hall.
However, the former UFC light heavyweight champion may want to invest in more lasting training partners after ditching the social media sensation twice in a session.
Belfort was chosen as the opponent to welcome De La Hoya to the ring for the first time since 2008, with the pair scheduled to face off on September 11 at Staples Center in Los Angeles.
The Brazilian is tied for most knockouts in UFC history at 12 and hasn’t boxed professionally since 2006, but he will let his fists fly against the former eight-weight world champion on the month. next.
In images posted to TikTok, the 44-year-old can be seen sharing a ring with Bryce and delivering two strong left hands to the body, dropping his much more inexperienced opponent onto the canvas twice.
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Hall started training as part of the “Social Gloves: TikTokers vs. YouTubers” event where he was stopped by Austin McBroom to leave Bryce with a 0-1 record.
Despite online criticism of his performance, Bryce vehemently defended himself following footage of his sparring session with Belfort.
Bryce responded by saying, “Why do people keep me at a pro’s boxing level when I’ve only been training boxing for 2 months?” I learn and try to improve myself! Sorry, I’m not Floyd Mayweather yet.
He continued to stand up for his abilities saying, “I try to improve myself in everything I do… I am far from where I want to be in life and I hope people see that it is not. is just the start.
De La Hoya laid out his ambitious plans to fight Floyd Mayweather or former protege Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez after his fight with Belfort.
The “Golden Boy” was convincingly beaten by Manny Pacquiao in his last professional fight, but insists he missed a punch.