President Donald Trump insists he could best his 78-year-old successor Joe Biden in a boxing match.
The remarks came during a telephone interview at a Thursday press conference ahead of Saturday’s boxing match between Evander Holyfield and Vitor Belfort, where Trump will provide live commentary along with his son Donald Trump Jr.
The president was asked, “If you had to box somebody on Saturday night, who would it be and what would the fight look like?”
“Well, if I had to pick somebody in the world, not only a professional boxer — because I’ll take a pass on the professional boxers, that could be a very dangerous subject,” Trump responded, adding, “but if I had to box somebody, I think probably my easiest fight would be Joe Biden, because I think he’d go down very, very quickly. Very, very quickly.”
At this point, the press conference audience erupted in applause and laughter.
“You know, he once said, ‘Oh, I’d like to take him behind the barn,’” Trump continued, referring to Biden’s 2016 remark claiming he’d like to take Trump “behind the gym.”
“He’d be in big trouble if he ever did,” Trump continued. “No, I think Biden would go down within the first few seconds.”
On Tuesday, Triller Fight Club announced the US president and his son, Don Jr., would be providing “unfiltered boxing commentary” for Saturday’s highly-anticipated pay-per-view fight at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Fla.
“I love great fighters and great fights,” the president wrote in a Triller press release. “I look forward to seeing both this Saturday night and sharing my thoughts ringside. You won’t want to miss this special event.”
More on the fight from MMAFighting.com:
Trump is billed to “host and commentate” the event, which serves as Holyfield’s return to action for the first time in over a decade. Former heavyweight champion Holyfield, 58, comes out of retirement to box ex-UFC champ Belfort after his original opponent, Oscar De La Hoya, was forced off the card after contracting COVID-19. Belfort competes in just his second professional boxing fight after a 2006 debut.
The Triller Fight Club card also features former UFC champions Anderson Silva and Tito Ortiz in a boxing match. Ortiz will feel right at home with Trump providing commentary for his fight after he was a very outspoken supporter of the former president before and during his time in office.
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