Former U.S. President Donald Trump tries himself as a sports commentator in a series of boxing matches, the main of which is the fight of American Evander Holyfield with Brazilian mixed martial arts fighter Vitor Belfort.
Fights according to the rules of boxing are held in Hollywood, Florida, at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino arena.
Holyfield, who was the absolute world champion in the first heavyweight division, returns to the ring for the first time in 10 years. He will replace another American boxer, Oscar De La Hoya, who has contracted the coronavirus.
“I have known all these fighters for a long time, they are great… Evander is a special fighter, a champion, no matter what happens, one of the best heavyweights. Anyone who comes out against Evander Holyfield is waiting for a very difficult evening,” Trump said.
The fight between Holyfield and Belfort is preceded by three other fights, including a duel between two Britons-champion boxers David Haye and Joe Fournier, nicknamed “billionaire” for his success in business.
“Where did he get billions from, that’s what I’m trying to understand. It’s a little discouraging when one is a billionaire and the other is not,” said Trump, who came to the boxing with his son Donald Trump Jr.
He expertly praised the left jab of one of the fighters and recalled with admiration the same blow performed by Larry Holmes in the fight against Muhammad Ali.
Trump liked Haye more. “He is more professional, more natural, but this is how it should be – he is a champion. This is an easy fight for him,” he said. Haye and won the fight. Trump approved the judges ‘ decision and did not fail to note the low degree of public enthusiasm. “Now the people prefer politics,” he suggested.
Having told about his experience of organizing fights, the ex-president did not skimp on business advice. “The hotel industry, the leisure industry will soon recover, the pandemic is passing. But beware of inflation, it is on the rise,” he said.
Bookmakers also take bets on Trump himself – whether he will mention the current US President Joe Biden, whether he will utter the phrase “fake news,” what color tie he will appear in and whether he will announce his intention to participate in the 2024 elections.
Trump is wearing a blue tie, and he said a little earlier about the election that he had made a decision, but he could not announce anything because of the laws on campaign finance. The ex-president hinted that his supporters would like the decision made.
He did not miss the opportunity to once again criticize his successor Joe Biden for the way the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan was organized but promised that America would be reborn in all its greatness. “We had a very bad week because of the very bad decisions that were made… But I will tell you that we love our country, we will do great things for it, and our country will be reborn,” Trump said.