Update 09/09/2021 5:00pm:
According to TMZ, Donald Trump is being paid “millions on millions” for commentating the upcoming Evander Holyfield-Vitor Belfort fight on 9/11. Sources close to the situation didn’t reveal the exact amount of money Trump is being paid by Triller, but they claim that the amount is “obscene.”
In addition to the stacks of money he’s being paid, Triller is providing Trump with a G-5 jet to travel to and from the event. TMZ pointed out that Trump lives in West Palm Beach, Florida, which is a car drive away from Hollywood, Florida, adding that he might be joining President Biden and past presidents to commemorate 9/11 in New York City.
Original 09/09/2021 9:49am:
Donald Trump and his son Don Jr. will be providing commentary for the Evander Holyfield-Vitor Belfort fight, which takes place on 9/11. The “unfiltered boxing commentary” and boxing match will be available on Pay-Per-View and FITE, according to a press release.
Oscar De La Hoya was originally set to face off against Holyfield, but Belfort stepped in after De La Hoya contracted COVID-19, which has landed him in the hospital. This will be Holyfield’s first professional match since 2011.
Donald Trump commented on his role in the fight, stating, “I love great fighters and great fights. I look forward to seeing both this Saturday night and sharing my thoughts ringside. You won’t want to miss this special event.”
The former president has a long history in boxing, as he has been inducted into both the New Jersey Boxing Hall of Fame and the Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame. Following the boxing event, Trump revealed he will hold rallies in Des Moines, Iowa, and Perry, Georgia.