Former American President Donald Trump is to provide boxing commentary for Evander Holyfield’s bout with Vitor Belfort this weekend, it has been confirmed.
Known to be a huge boxing fan Trump famously staged a fight between Mike Tyson and Michael Spinks at his Atlantic City casino in the 1990s.
Trump’s bizarre turn as a boxing commentator will be available as an alternative audio option for viewers in the US watching coverage of ESPN’s fight night this Saturday night.
The 75-year-old will offer his thoughts on the entire night’s lineup, which also includes David Haye vs. Joe Fournier.
“I love great fighters and great fights,” said Trump in a statement. “I look forward to seeing both this Saturday night and sharing my thoughts ringside. You won’t want to miss this special event.”
Trump will be joined on his commentary feed by his son Donald Trump Jr
Holyfield won 44 of the 57 fights he has participated in during his career. He was an undisputed cruiserweight and heavyweight champion during the late ’80s and early ’90s. He also notably had part of his ear bitten off in a 1997 fight against Mike Tyson.
Holyfield last fought in 2011 before retiring officially in 2014. He was scheduled to face Kevin McBride in an undercard fight during the summer, but that was eventually rescheduled. Now, Holyfield will have a chance to square off against Belfort.
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