Evander Holyfield Loses Comeback Fight While Trump Runs Commentaries

By Daily Sports on September 13, 2021

Views: 269


Former world champion boxer Evander Holyfield stepped back in the ring for the first time in over a decade, but it didn't go quite to plan for the 58-year-old.

Holyfield, who is best known for his two victories over Mike Tyson – including the infamous fight in which Tyson bit his ear – suffered a first-round technical knockout to former UFC fighter Vitor Belfort on 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 early on, pinning him against the ropes.

And, having not landed a punch of his own, Holyfield was knocked to the canvas twice before the referee called an end to 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 tough season everyone is going through.

“I remember I was fighting two guys on the same night and Holyfield was fighting Mike Tyson for $30 million,” he told the media after. “It’s been a privilege.”

While the two former combat sports competitors did battle in the ring, former US President Donald Trump and his son, Don Jr., provided their input from the commentary booth.

The Trumps were part of the commentary team for the event, 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 property. Trump was a sponsor of one of Tyson’s most famous knockouts – his destruction of Michael Spinks in just 91 seconds.

Trump, in office, paid homage to the sweet science by pardoning Jack Johnson, a former heavyweight champion convicted of transporting a White woman over state lines. Of Johnson, Trump said: “The first African American heavyweight champion of the world, a truly great fighter. Had a tough life.”

Earlier on the bill, Britain’s former world cruiserweight and heavyweight champion David Haye had returned to boxing with a victory over Joe Fournier. Haye last fought three years ago against Tony Bellew. (CNN)

•PHOTO: Belfort knocks down Holyfield

Source Daily Sports

Posted September 13, 2021


You may also like...
Hazard: I Want To Play For Another Five...

Lloris Rescues Tottenham from Defeat against Arsenal

Plateau United return to NPFL summit as Nasarawa...

Flick Expects Bayern To Return To Form Against...

Buffon Could Face Ban For Blasphemous Remark

Ighalo feels bad over 2017 Africa Cup of...


Latest News Super Falcons, Banyana Battle For Maiden Aisha Cup Trophy Osimhen Strikes Again As Napoli Demolish Udinese Why Akwa Crashed Out Of Champions League — Boboye Mendy Reveals Secret Behind Success At Chelsea Araujo Rescues Point For Woeful Barca Against Granada Liverpool’s Thiago Out With Calf Injury Juventus, Atletico Madrid Keeping Close Tabs On Saka Tuchel Says Pulisic Doubtful For Chelsea, Villa Clash D’Tigress Beat Angola To Qualify For Women’s AfroBasket Quarter-Finals CAF Confederation Cup: Gov. Diri Motivates Victorious Bayelsa United With N14m Bonus, Redeems Bus Pledge To State Football Teams Pele ‘Punching The Air’ And Getting ‘Better Every Day’ James In Talks To Quit Everton For Qatar


Most Read Rangers International going, going . . . (48,985 views) Amaju Pinnick: A cat with nine lives (40,290 views) Missing $150,000 IAAF Grant: Solomon Dalung’s Hide and Seek game (38,774 views) Second Term: Amaju Pinnick, Other NFF Heavyweights Home to Roost •How Pinnick Broke the Jinx (38,714 views) Sports Development: Zenith Bank on the zenith (38,411 views) Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje’s solid footprints, commitment to sports development in Kano State (38,132 views) Current issues in Nigerian sports: Matters arising (37,917 views) NFF Presidency: Pinnick, Maigari, Ogunjobi, Okoye in Battle for Supremacy (37,201 views) Olopade, BET9A wave of revolution in NNL (36,737 views) Commonwealth Games 2018: Shame of Muhammadu Buhari, Solomon Dalung (35,723 views) Ibrahimovic’s Man U exit: Whose decision is it? And in whose interest? (33,977 views) John Mikel Obi: Segun Odegbami’s Outrageous Call! (33,434 views)




News Athletics (380) Basketball (246) Boxing (666) Columnists (641) Euro Soccer Update (12162) Fans Assembly (6) From the Grassroots (64) Golf (101) Interviews (16) Live Commentary (6) News (7372) NPL Glo Premier League (1293) People and Places (22) Readers Parliament (9) Tennis (815)




Phone numbers

Tel: +234(0)8066020976

Email addresses


Office address

No 3, Adetoun Close, Off College Road, Ogba, Ikeja Lagos.
Website: www.dailysportsng.com

Social Media