Donald Trump commentates on farcical boxing match on 9/11 anniversary – ‘Like a parody’

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The match between Evander Holyfield, 58, and Victor Belfot, 44, was deemed farcical after the brawl was stopped in the first round in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Returning to the ring for the first time in over a decade, one of boxing’s all-time greats was a shadow of his former self, slipping through the ropes in the opening seconds and soaking up punches from Belfort.


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Holyfield took a huge storm of punches before the referee mercifully called a halt to the pay-per-view match less than two minutes in.

The entire event acted more as a rally for the former president though, who provided ringside commentary with his son, Donald Jr.

Fans of the 45th president repeatedly erupted into chants of “we want



Before the match, the former President hyped up the event, stating: “We’re going to see a great fight tonight. And we’ve seen some good ones,”

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“Very exciting! Two great fighters. One’s a boxer though, and the other is MMA.”

The fight sadly came on the anniversary of 9/11, an event which saw thousands of Americans pay tribute to the victims of the historic terror attack.

The former President has been hit with criticism after attending the boxing match on the anniversary of the deadliest terror attack on US soil.

On September 11, America marked 20 years since the 9/11 terror attacks which killed nearly 3,000 victims.


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MSNBC anchor Chris Hayes said during his show: “It feels like a parody of the kind of thing that Donald Trump would do, but it is perfectly fitting for this disgraced ex-president, essentially exiled from polite society, to spend this solemn occasion doing boxing commentary on pay-per-view.”

Speaking before the fight, Vitor Belfort said: “It’s time to make a change. 9/11, Lets make America great again.”

Mr Trump added: “We love our country and we’re going to do great things for our country.”

In reference to the 13 US service members killed in the terror attack near Kabul airport the former President said: “It was just a shame, but we’re a great country and we’re going to make a comeback like nobody’s ever seen before.”


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Following the disappointing match, the former President thanked everybody for coming before fans once again erupted into cheers for the former president.

He said: “This is like a rally.

“We love you all, we love this country. Fantastic evening champ! Thank you, everybody. We love you!”

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