Evander Holyfield loses comeback fight as Trump comments – .

Evander Holyfield loses comeback fight as Trump comments – .

Holyfield, who is best known for his two wins over Mike Tyson – including the infamous bout in which Tyson bit his ear – suffered a technical first-round knockout against UFC veteran Vitor Belfort Saturday at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Florida.

Belfort, 44, who was a UFC light heavyweight champion, attacked Holyfield with a succession of quick punches from the start, tackling him against the ropes.

And, not having landed a punch, Holyfield was thrown twice onto the canvas before the referee ended the fight in the first round.

He returned to boxing with just over a week’s notice to replace Oscar De La Hoya, who contracted Covid-19.

Belfort called it a “legendary” moment given the difficult season everyone is going through.
“I remember I was fighting two guys the same night and Holyfield was fighting Mike Tyson for $ 30 million,” he told media afterward. “It has been a privilege. ”

As the two former combat sports contenders clashed in the ring, former US President Donald Trump and his son, Don Jr., provided their contribution from the comment booth.

The Trumps were part of the event’s commentary team, alongside rapper 50 Cent.

Trump has long been a fan of boxing and mixed martial arts.

He hosted several of Tyson’s early fights at his Atlantic City estate. Trump was the sponsor of one of Tyson’s most famous knockouts – his destruction of Michael Spinks in just 91 seconds.

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Trump, in office, paid homage to soft science by pardoning Jack Johnson, a former heavyweight champion convicted of transporting a white woman to state lines. Of Johnson, Trump said, “The first African American heavyweight world champion, a real great fighter. He had a difficult life. “

Earlier on the bill, former British heavyweight and heavyweight world champion David Haye had returned to boxing with a victory over Joe Fournier. Haye last fought three years ago against Tony Bellew.

Chris Cillizza contributed to this report.


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