Trump to offer commentary at heavyweight fight on 9/11


Former President Trump 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.” 

“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. 

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 Biden 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 Biden 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.

Tags 9/11 anniversary Donald Trump Donald Trump Doug Emhoff Jill Biden Joe Biden UFC Ultimate Fighting Championship

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