Donald Trump to HOST and commentate on Holyfield vs Belfort exhibition fight in Florida alongside son Don Jr
EVANDER HOLYFIELD’s exhibition fight with MMA legend Vitor Belfort shall be hosted by former President Donald Trump – who may also present ‘various commentary’.
Trump shall be joined by his son, Don Jr., in offering commentary on a “gamecast” of the occasion, organisers Triller told ESPN.
Saturday’s card was initially meant to happen at Staples Center in Los Angeles, with 48-year-old Oscar De La Hoya returning to the ring to face Belfort in the primary occasion.
But De La Hoya was not too long ago hospitalised with COVID-19, and the occasion was moved cross-country to the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, in Hollywood, Florida.
Holyfield, 58, stepped in final minute to substitute De La Hoya in the primary occasion.
Trump, who’s shut to Holyfield, confirmed his attendance in a launch.
He stated: “I like nice fighters and nice fights.
“I look forward to seeing both this Saturday night and sharing my thoughts ringside. You won’t want to miss this special event.”
There shall be different feeds obtainable for many who don’t want to hear the Trumps’ ideas on the cardboard.
According to Triller, which is overseeing the occasion, the Trumps will name the whole four-fight telecast, which may also embrace Anderson Silva-Tito Ortiz and David Haye-Joe Fournier.
Triller has hosted various movie star commentators at its fights earlier than.
Snoop Dogg supplied colour in calling November’s fight between Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr., and comic Pete Davidson was a part of April’s fight between Jake Paul and Ben Askren.
Trump isn’t stranger to the fight sport, having hosted various occasions at his Atlantic City on line casino in the Eighties and 90s.
Viewers will reportedly have the choice to buy both the primary telecast or the Trump “gamecast” for $49.99.
Trump beforehand attended UFC 264 in July, however though the previous president’s look was promoted by Dana White, Trump was not proven on the printed.