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De La Hoya to fight Belfort as part of festival in Las Vegas

Former boxing world champion Oscar De La Hoya will make his return to the ring 12 years after he last fought when he meets former UFC champion Vitor Belfort on Sept. 11 in Las Vegas, Triller announced Thursday.

De La Hoya, 48, who has not fought since he retired on his stool against Manny Pacquiao at MGM Grand in 2008, has been hinting at a comeback for some time. An all-time great, De La Hoya won an Olympic gold medal in 1992 and went on to win world titles in six weight classes. He is the CEO of Golden Boy Promotions, a boxing promotional company.

Belfort, 44, won the UFC light heavyweight championship in 2004 but lost it in his first title defense. Belfort, who has faced the likes of Jon Jones, Chuck Liddell, Randy Couture and more, made his UFC debut at UFC 12 in 1997. He is 1-0 as a professional boxer, with his only fight coming in 2006.

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