Donald Trump and his son set to do boxing commentary for Saturday's Evander Holyfield vs. Vitor Belfort fight

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Donald Trump and his son set to do boxing commentary for Saturday's Evander Holyfield vs. Vitor Belfort fight
A poster for the alternate live commentary as seen on Fite.TV's website. Fite.TV
  • Donald Trump has signed a contract to commentate a boxing match live on Saturday, alongside his son Donald Trump Jr.
  • The fight, organized by Triller Fight Club, involves Evander Holyfield and Vitor Belfort squaring off in the ring.
  • The Trumps is set to also provide commentary for three other fights as part of the boxing event.

Former US President Donald Trump has signed a contract to announce a boxing match between Evander Holyfield and Vitor Belfort on Saturday, reported ESPN.

He and his son, Donald Trump Jr., will call a live "gamecast" of a total of four fights from the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida, match organizer Triller Fight Club told ESPN.

"I love great fighters and great fights," said President Trump in a statement from Triller, reported several outlets.

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"I look forward to seeing both this Saturday night and sharing my thoughts ringside. You won't want to miss this special event."

The Trumps' alternate commentary has been listed on pay-per-view site FITE.tv, which was acquired by social media app Triller's parent company earlier this year.

This isn't Donald Trump Sr.'s first foray into the boxing world. He's hosted matches involving legends like Mike Tyson before at his casinos in Atlantic City, New Jersey, back in the 70s and 80s.

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Trump himself has been in a televised fight event before, albeit a staged one. He once pounced on WWE executive Vince McMahon and landed a couple of faux blows in 2011's mock event Battle of the Billionaires. In his book "Art of the Deal," he wrote that he gave his second grade music teacher a black eye for insulting his understanding of music - aligning with the "tough guy" persona he wants others to see in him, analyzed The Washington Post.

He also once said he wanted to punch a protestor in the face at one of his rallies in 2016, saying he missed "the old days" when such people were "carried out on a stretcher."

Saturday's event pits former heavyweight boxing champion Holyfield, 58, against former UFC lightweight champion Belfort, 44. Holyfield is filling in as a short-notice replacement for Oscar De La Hoya, who contracted COVID-19 and had to drop the fight.

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Other fights from the event include matches between Anderson Silva and Tito Ortiz and David Haye and Joe Fournier.

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