Triller Plans to Rope In Barack Obama in Boxing Commentary After Donald Trump

Published 09/11/2021, 2:11 AM EDT


Former US President Donald Trump will commentate at the upcoming event ‘Evander Holyfield vs Vitor Belfort’ on Triller PPV which will happen at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino on September 11. Trump will join the commentary panel and the news has already spread like wildfire in the combat world.

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Given the response, Triller seems to have outlined the trend of grabbing attention by trying to rope in another former US President. Several reports suggest Triller is in advance talks with Obama Foundation to bring in Barack Obama for the Teofimo Lopez vs George Kambosos Jr. panel. The return of ‘Take Over’ against Kambosos Jr, will see all four lightweight titles go up for grabs. So, Obama’s inception can be another special feature on the night.

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The event can be an intriguing night of action, different from all the exhibitions under the Triller banner. That said, the lightweight slugfest contest has already seen several changes in its date. To further retain the popularity, the new move towards Barack Obama can be a massive one.

Reporter Mike Coppinger was the first to break the news on social media. Meanwhile, there are several protocols and affirmations left before we finally expect Obama to commentate on the Teofimo Lopez vs George Kambosos Jr. event.

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Meanwhile, Donald Trump is already turning heads this weekend. Being a prime combat fan, the man has attended several events like UFC 264 and WWE in the past. While he attended them as a fan, he will now be an official member of the commentary panel.

Donald Trump will commentate at Evander Holyfield vs Vitor Belfort

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Trump, an ardent combat fan, will provide his views on the return of ‘The Real Deal’ Evander Holyfield, who will end a 10-year boxing hiatus. Besides Holyfield’s battle against Belfort, he may also be around for the Anderson Silva vs Tito Ortiz co-main event.

Additional fights on the card will see former champion David Haye make his return to fight Joe Fournier. Hence, big names will grace the card, and Trump’s presence at the announce desk will only boost the star power of the event. Should it go well, expect Triller to continue roping in celebrity commentators.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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