Donald Trump has bagged himself a new vocation and it’s a surprising one.
The former US President is set to be a special guest commentator on this weekend’s boxing match between Evander Holyfield and Vitor Belfort in Florida.
The 75-year-old will be in attendance along with his son Donald Trump Jr and will call the action between the boxing legend and the 1997 UFC 12 Heavyweight Tournament Champion.
Trump said in a press release: “I love great fighters and great fights, I look forward to seeing both this Saturday night and sharing my thoughts ringside. You won’t want to miss this special event.”
Trump is a longtime fan of combat sports and is good friends with UFC President Dana White.
The event will take place on the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks and the fight will now be classified as a professional contest, after the card was moved to Florida from California to get the fight sanctioned.
Holyfield stepped in to replace Belfort’s original opponent Oscar De La Hoya, who was forced to pull out after testing positive for coronavirus.
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The legendary American has not fought since his 2011 victory over Bryan Nielsen that signalled the end of his career, having won 44 contests across the cruiserweight and heavyweight divisions.
Holyfield is keen to have a rematch with Mike Tyson and believes the pair would generate a whopping $200million (£145m).
"My views are you always help people. I try to pass on the goodness that was passed onto me," Holyfield toldThe Sun . "Where an opportunity is available, I like to make the best out of what I have. I believe if I fought Mike the fight will generate $200million (£145m).
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"It will be the biggest fight there is. That’s the honest truth. I think Mike has my message already. If he is going to do it he is, if not then he’s not."
He added: "It’s a decision he has to make now and we both have to be in an agreement.
“I’m not going to tell anybody what I’m going to do – my strategy I’m planning on using against Mike – I don’t want anyone to know.”
His fight is scheduled to last for two eight-minute rounds and will emanate from the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Florida.
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