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08th Sep 2021

Donald Trump will commentate on David Haye’s return to boxing

Kieran Galpin

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If you too did a double-take on the headline, then don’t worry, because we all did

Donald Trump and his equally problematic son Donald Trump Jr will be commentating on Saturday when boxing legends David Haye and Evander Holyfield return to the ring.

“I love great fighters and great fights,” the former US president said.

Trump will provide commentary as Haye, 40, and Holyfield, 58, step back into the ring for separate fights in Florida.

Haye is ending his retirement to take on Joe Fournier, in a fight agreed during a holiday to Mykonos, reports Sky Sports.

Holyfield is replacing Oscar De La Hoya to fight UFC legend, Vitor Belfort.

Anderson Silva and Tito Ortiz will also face off and are lucky enough to have the Trumps passing comment on their bout.

People on Twitter were slightly concussed by the news, even though Trump has a past with pugilism. He helped promote several Mike Tyson fights in the late-80s and early-90s. He also made an appearance in a wrestling ring in 2004.

“Am I having a stroke or did I actually read that right?” asked one fan, to which another replied: “Thought the same. David Haye and Donald Trump is a wild crossover.”

“Glad that the former POTUS has nothing better to do on the 9th of September,” another wrote.

“Next: Ted Bundy to commentate on Champions League group games with guest analysis from Jimmy Saville,” another user commented.

Trump has remained in the news following his defeat to Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. Most recently he was booed by his supporters after suggesting they get vaccinated.

“I believe totally in your freedoms,” Trump said. “I do, you’re free, you got to do what you have to do.

“But I recommend taking the vaccines. I did it, it’s good, take the vaccines.”

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