Saturday, April 01, 2023

Donald Trump, son to commentate Evander Holyfield-Vitor Belfort alternate telecast

Former president Donald Trump will provide “alternative” commentary of Saturday’s Evander Holyfield-Vitor Belfort fight on Triller, the social networking service confirmed to ESPN on Tuesday. Trump will be joined by his son, Donald Trump Jr., as the two call the fight from the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla.

Trump will call the entire four-fight pay-per-view card, which includes Anderson Silva-Tito Ortiz, David Haye-Joe Fournier and Andy Vences-Jono Carroll.

“I love great fighters and great fights,” Trump said (via ESPN). “I look forward to seeing both this Saturday night and sharing my thoughts ringside. You won’t want to miss this special event.”

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This is not the first time Triller has brought guest commentators for its fights; Snoop Dogg provided commentary for both the Mike Tyson-Roy Jones Jr. and Jake Paul-Nate Robinson fights. Trump hosted several boxing matches during the 1980s and ’90s in his casinos in Atlantic City, N.J.

According to ESPN, viewers have the option to purchase either the normal broadcast of Jim Lampley and Shawn Porter or the Trump “gamecast.” Costs to view the pay-per-view fight are $49.99.

Holyfield, 58, stepped in on short notice for Saturday’s fight after Oscar De La Hoya tested positive for COVID-19. The former heavyweight champion will take on the 44-year-old Belfort, the former UFC light heavyweight champion.


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