Triller Finalizes September 11 Event Headlined by De La Hoya and Belfort

The Triller Fight Club event headlined by Oscar De La Hoya and Vitor Belfort is complete with an undercard and musical acts ahead of the September 11 event.

The September 11 boxing event for Triller Fight Club has been finalized with an undercard an entertainment.  The event is scheduled to be headlined by former six-division boxing champion Oscar De La Hoya against former UFC light heavyweight champion Vitor Belfort.  In the co-main event, UFC legends Tito Ortiz and Anderson Silva will collide in a 195 lb catchweight bout.

De La Hoya spoke with Cageside Press at a red carpet event preceding his open workout in Los Angeles.  “The Golden Boy” had revealed during an interview with former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson and former UFC champion Henry Cejudo on the Hotboxin’ Podcast that he had been miserable following his retirement from competition in 2008.  While he had his family and his business, he expressed that it was difficult to stay engaged after having been focused on boxing for most of his life.  Now with a fight coming up for the first time in over a decade, De La Hoya says that being back in competition has saved his life.

“It saved my life. The path that I was going down was going to be disastrous. I’m glad I caught it. I’m glad that boxing saved my life. I’m glad I was able to get the fucking courage man. Get the courage to say ‘Yes, I’m going to fight.’ It took me years. Years. Here I am now. I can’t wait.”

While the main event and co-headliner have been official for a couple weeks now, the promotion recently announced that they would be splitting the broadcast.  One half of the card will be geared towards the United Kingdom audience and begin at 3:00pm PT.  That portion will feature a concert and be headlined by former champion David Haye against Joe Fournier.  A former WBA, WBC, and WBO heavyweight champion, Haye posted an impressive 28-4 record.  Of his four losses, one was to heavyweight legend Wladimir Klitschko and the other two were to Tony Bellew, the latter of which was his final bout and led to his retirement.  Fournier, at 9-0, is best known for his business ventures outside the ring and for defeating Colombian music artist Reykon on the undercard of the Jake Paul vs Ben Askren card earlier this year.  The other announced undercard bout is a super-featherweight title match between Andy Vences and Jono Carroll for the WBC belt.

Snoop Dogg will once again headline the musical festivities and will be joined (holographically, we assume) by the late Marvin Gaye in a performance that is described as “Never-Before-Seen and Never-Again-Seen” in a press release.  Other musical acts include Brazilian pop star Anitta, 20 year-old reggaeton artist Lunay, and Cuban reggaeton group Gente de Zona who will be joined by actress and pop artist Becky G during their set.

The event is scheduled to take place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on September 11 with fans in attendance.