Former US President Donald Trump is set to give a ringside commentary on a boxing match involving former heavyweight champion Evander Hollyfield.
The fight will take place on Saturday (Sunday NZT) – the evening of September 11 – and Trump’s son Donald Jr. will also provide live commentary for the Pay Per View event.
“I love great fighters and great battles,” Trump said in a statement. You will not want to miss out on this special occasion.
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Hollyfield, 58, is competing against former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Witter Belfort, 44, in the main event of the Trailer Fight Club collection card. It will be held at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida and will be broadcast on the FITE platform.
Trump, 75, has a long history of involvement in war sports. He was a major player in the boxing world in the late 1980s and early 1990s, when he won several high-profile fights in his Atlantic City properties.
Mike Tyson has been prominent in some of these fights, including the 1988 victory over former heavyweight champion Larry Holmes which became the only knockout defeat in Holmes ’75 fight career and later this year, Lionel Heavyweight Champion Michael Spinks’ 91 Destruction of seconds.
After Tyson was shocked by James “Buster” Douglas, the latter lost his heavyweight crown to Holyfield. Trump then fought Hollyfield and former champion George Foreman in 1991 in the “Age of War” Atlantic City.
Hollyfield won the match and made two more successful title defenses before losing to Riddick Bow in 1992. Hollyfield later won and lost several heavyweight title fights, including two victories over Tyson in his professional career beginning in 1984. In 2011.
Back in the ring this year, Holly Field was reportedly in talks to reunite with Tyson. His return to an exhibition with Roy Jones J. last yearThe Trinity fight never came to fruition, and Holyfield led to a planned fight with 48-year-old Irishman Kevin McBride, whose career culminated in the 2005 defeat of Tyson in Washington DC.
McBride’s match with Holyfield never came off the field, however, as the 48-year-old former multi-division champion was available to replace Oscar de la Hoya, who was due to retire and face Belfort on Saturday (Sunday). NZT).
De La Hoya announced last week that he would not be able to fight this weekend as he was dealing with the Cowade 19 case. The match was scheduled to be played at Belfort at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, but was once replaced by Hollyfield – whose participation reportedly failed to get approval from the California State Athletic Commission – and the card was moved to Florida. ۔
Trump and his son will provide alternate comments on the fight, which will be co-hosted by longtime HBO announcer Jim Lampley, analyst and former welterweight champion Sean Porter.
Trump’s spokesman did not immediately respond to a question about what else could be on the agenda of the former president’s Saturday (Sunday NZT), which marks the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks that shook the country and the world. Will
The undercard will include a boxing match between former UFC champion Tattoo Ortiz and Anderson Silva. Ortiz, 46, is familiar with Belfort, who beat him at UFC 51 in 2005, and worked with Trump – or as will be on the show, for Trump – during the 2008 season. Celebrity Apprentice..
More recently, Ortiz has entered politics as a staunch supporter of the Republican and former US president. He took over as mayor of Huntington Beach, California last year, after campaigning for City Council, “Safeguarding Huntington Beach.”
Ortiz has also been a staunch opponent of wearing masks during epidemics, allegedly describing the corona virus as “population control on the left” and, like Trump, calling it the “Chinese virus.”
Ortiz resigned from the city council in June, declaring “this job is not working for me” and his political efforts endangered the safety of his family.
On Tuesday, Ortiz shared a promotional photo for the Holyfield Belfort Card on Instagram and wrote, “Making Boxing Great Again!”
Trump also has a long association with the MMA, and is on friendly terms with UFC chief Dana White. Trump attended the UFC event in 2019, and after leaving office, he attended UFC 264 in July, which was held in Las Vegas, where Dustin Poir defeated Connor McGregor.
The trailer sparked a battle with Tyson Jones, which reportedly made significant profits as a per-profit event, as the company teamed up with former YouTube star Jack Paul’s former UFC fighter Ben Screen in April. Boxing match up.
The event also featured guest commentaries from celebrities, in both cases for rapper Snoop Dogg, as well as for Paul-Screenbout, comedian Pat Davidson.