The April 17 Triller Fight Club (www.trillerfightclub.com) card at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta will the first in a series of 2021 special events, following the debut record setting Tyson vs. Jones PPV fight in 2020, which shattered all digital fight PPV records and became the 8th most successful Fight PPV in history.
FightBook MMA attended the Triller Fight Club Zoom media press conference call that was held today. Oscar made the announcemnt that he is coming out of retirement and wants to fight on July 3rd with opponent TBD. December 6 will mark 12 years away from the sport, the former six-division world champion believes that he can once again be a force to recon with in boxing. De La Hoya’s last fight was back in 2008 after he quit before the ninth round against Manny Pacquaio in December 2008. A few months after he announced his retirement at age 36.
In the headline matchup, Jake Paul takes on former Bellator and OneFC Championship champion Ben Askren, with all bouts seen on the main Pay Per View card. The event will also feature super lightweight Regis Prograis (New Orleans) taking on Ivan Redkach (Shostka, Ukraine); heavyweight MMA Bad Boy Frank Mir (Las Vegas) will battle Steve Cunningham (Philadelphia); Joe Fournier (London) will challenge music icon and worldwide star Reykon (Envigado, Colombia), with other bouts to be announced.
Stay tuned to FightBook MMA as this story develops.
Roberto Villa is the CEO, Executive Writer, Senior Editor of FightBook MMA. Has a passion for Combat Sports and also a podcast host for Sitting Ringside. He’s also a former MMA fighter and Kickboxer.
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