Trump to offer commentary at heavyweight fight on 9/11

Trump to offer commentary at heavyweight fight on 9/11
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Former President TrumpDonald TrumpKinzinger says Trump 'winning' because so many Republicans 'have remained silent' Our remote warfare counterterrorism strategy is more risk than reward Far-right rally draws small crowd, large police presence at Capitol MORE is set to offer live commentary at a boxing event from Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Fla., that falls on the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. 

FITE, the digital video streaming service carrying the Saturday pay-per-view event, announced that the former president, along with his eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., will “offer their perspective” throughout the night, including during the headlining fight between Evander Holyfield and Vitor Belfort. 

Trump said in a statement included in a news release promoting the event, “I love great fighters and great fights.” 

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“I look forward to seeing both this Saturday night and sharing my thoughts ringside,” he added. “You won’t want to miss this special event.’’

Before entering the Oval Office, Trump hosted a number of boxing matches in the 1980s and 1990s at his casinos in Atlantic City, N.J., during which he developed a friendship with UFC President Dana White. 

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Holyfield, a 58-year-old retired heavyweight champion, was put into the fight against former UFC champion Belfort, 44, after Oscar De La Hoya tested positive for COVID-19. 

The Triller Fight Club event, which will also feature several other UFC matchups, costs $49.99 to stream, according to FITE.

The event will come a year after Trump marked the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks with a moment of silence aboard Air Force One and by delivering remarks in Shanksville, Pa., honoring those who died on Flight 93, which crashed in Pennsylvania the day of the attacks.

This year, President BidenJoe BidenSunday shows preview: Coronavirus dominates as country struggles with delta variant Did President Biden institute a vaccine mandate for only half the nation's teachers? Democrats lean into vaccine mandates ahead of midterms MORE is set to mark the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks with his own visit to Shanksville to remember the 40 passengers and crew who died after diverting the United Airlines flight that attackers had planned to crash into the U.S. Capitol.

Biden and first lady Jill BidenJill BidenFirst Lady visits schools to discuss COVID-19 The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by National Industries for the Blind - Schumer: Dem unity will happen eventually; Newsom prevails The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by National Industries for the Blind - Biden travels west as Washington troubles mount MORE are also scheduled to visit the 9/11 memorials at the former site of the World Trade Center's Twin Towers and at the Pentagon.