“There’s Nothing Like a Great Fight”- President Donald Trump on How He Got into Boxing

Published 09/11/2021, 1:28 PM EDT


Former President Donald Trump is going to be present as a live commentator for the Evander Holyfield vs Vitor Belfort boxing bout this weekend.  

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Organized by the Triller entertainment, Triller Fight Club Legends 2, will take place this Saturday in Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida.  

An ardent fight fan, Donald Trump has chosen to take on the task of joining the commentary team for highly anticipated boxing bouts lined up.  

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Donald Trump is a massive fight fan

However, this isn’t the first time Trump has ventured into the world of combat sports. In the early 80s and 90s, Donald Trump organized several boxing events at his Atlantic City properties. Mike Tyson’s 1988 fight against Larry Holmes, and Evander Holyfield vs George Foreman in 1991, are two major fights that saw Trump’s involvement. 

Therefore, it doesn’t come as a surprise to see the business tycoon find his way back to the sport of boxing.In a recent interview during the press conference for the upcoming fight, Donald Trump talked explained how he first got into boxing.

“Well, during the course of my business career, I’ve held many fights. So I’ve had Evander, a great champion, a really great champion, and Mike Tyson, we all know, and so many others. I’ve helped many many fighters, and over the course of time I just really learned to like it. I’d much rather watch it than do it. But I’ve learned to like it and there’s nothing like a great fight. And I’ve had plenty of them.”     

Come fight night, the fans will truly get to witness a spectacle. Fights that feature boxing legends like Evander Holyfield and MMA fighters such as Vitor Belfort, Anderson Silva, and Tito Ortiz. On top of that, the presence of the former president will amplify the magnitude of the event.

Evander Holyfield vs Vitor Belfort

At the age of 58, Evander Holyfield is getting ready to make a return to boxing. Having not fought over a period of ten years, one would expect the boxing legend to be out of shape, but that isn’t the case.

Holyfield will face former UFC light heavyweight champion Vitor Belfort in an eight-round boxing bout. Although the age gap between the two fighters is quite extreme, Holyfield is confident in his abilities.

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On the other hand, Vitor Belfort looks to make his boxing debut in hopes of earning a name for himself in another sport. While Belfort certainly possesses the power to knockout out his opponents, Holyfield’s boxing experience could prove to be a problem.

If Holyfield is able to command Belfort’s respect early in the fight, one can imagine a close fight indeed.

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What do you think? Who wins this one? Let us know in the comments.

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David Andrew

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David Andrew is an MMA author at EssentiallySports with a background in English Literature from St. Stephens College. Prior to his current role, David, who combines his passion for writing and combat sports, contributed to the MMA divisions at Sportskeeda and The Sportsrush.

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