VIDEO: Trump on boxing: I would knock Biden down in seconds, while the audience shouts “We want Trump!” and “f*** Joe Biden”
As President Donald Trump agreed to step up as a commentator during a boxing match between Evander Holyfield and Vitor Belfort, he might not have been aware of what he was getting into.
It turned out to be rather serious as it took a while before he was even able to start commenting since the crowd couldn’t stop cheering at him, and the chants “We love Trump!” wouldn’t stop.
So much so that was actually Trump himself who had to step up and shut up his supporters after thanking them for the cheers a number of times, and repeating again and again that “we love our country.”
The match between Holyfield, who is 58, and Belfort, who is 44, took place on Saturday night, on the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks against the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon in the Washington, DC area.
The match in question ended up being a rout as the much younger Belfort knocked out boxing legend Holyfield already in the first round, while the latter didn’t even manage to land a single punch on his opponent.
President Donald Trump admitted the main reason he agreed to serve as a commentator for the match was that Holyfield is his longtime friend.
He praised Holyfield calling him a “great guy” and a “great fighter” as he attended the event together with his eldest son Don Jr.
It was just a shame
Last Thursday, during a press conference for the fight, President Trump, who is 75-years-old, said it would be easy for him to win a boxing fight against his 2020 election opponent Joe Biden, who is 78.
Trump said if that ever happened, Biden would “go down very, very quickly” or actually “within the first few seconds.”
As he began his commentary for the fight on Saturday night, POTUS 45 described the 9/11 anniversary as “one of the most important days.”
He lamented, however, the fact that the United States had “a very bad week” because of the “very bad decisions” which were made by the Biden administration.
Trump insisted the United States should never have allowed the disaster caused by Joe Biden in Afghanistan to happen, and that “it was just a shame.”
Enviable boxing knowledge
As he was awaiting the results for the match from its three judges, he remarked that boxing scores could be rigged – just “like the elections.”
Trump has previously hosted major boxing fights in his casinos, and he demonstrated a decent level of knowledge about the sport during the event, which was on pay-per-view, and which last for about 3.5 hours.
The 45th president of the United States exhibited his familiarity with major boxers from the recent and not so recent past, including Mike Tyson, Roberto Duran, and Sugar Ray Leonard – and some lesser-known ones such as James Toney and Iran Barkley.
He also showed he is familiar with Jake and Logan Paul, two new fighters who are YouTube celebrities.
In his commentary, Trump also revealed that he considers Larry Holmes to have the best left-hand jab and that he is a big fan of Tyson Fury, the British heavyweight boxer.