‘He’d go down very, very quickly’: Donald Trump says he’d KO Biden ‘within seconds’ as he picks bitter foe for dream boxing bout

Donald Trump claims he would knock out Joe Biden “within the first few seconds” if the pair ever stepped between the ropes, with Trump saying the Democrat would be “an easy win” in a boxing bout.

Trump is preparing for guest commentary duties at Saturday’s fight between former world heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield and ex-UFC light-heavyweight king Vitor Belfort in Florida.

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At a Thursday press conference, Trump called in to offer some thoughts ahead of the event – and was asked by a journalist who he would choose to meet in the ring, if he had the choice.

After dismissing a fight with a professional boxer – which Trump said “could be a very dangerous subject” – the former commander-in-chief picked the man who beat him in their battle for the White House last year.

“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,” scoffed the 75-year-old.

The 45th US president referenced previous remarks by Biden in which the Democrat, 78, said that if the pair were in high school together he would “take [Trump] behind the gym and beat the hell out of him.”

“You know, he once said, ‘Oh, I’d like to take him behind the bar,’” Trump added in his phone call.

“He’d be in big trouble if he ever did. No, I think Biden would go down within the first few seconds.”

Trump’s appearance as a guest announcer at Saturday’s event at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida, raised more than a few eyebrows when it was announced this week.

Trump will be calling the action alongside his son, Donald Trump Jr, and the former president is said to have boasted he will be receiving “obscene” amounts of money for his night’s work.

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Donald Trump is about to take on fight commentary duties © Kevin Lamarque / Reuters | © Steve Marcus / Reuters
Donald Trump boasts he is receiving ‘an obscene amount of money’ for commentary on Evander Holyfield’s fight with Vitor Belfort

The event is being promoted by US video entertainment platform Triller, but has come under fire for featuring 58-year-old former heavyweight icon Holyfield, who stepped into the main event after original name Oscar De La Hoya was ruled out with Covid.

Holyfield has appeared labored in his public workouts, also concerning fans with a number of his interviews.

He will be meeting 44-year-old Belfort, a man whose previous professional boxing experience is limited to one bout, but who is predominantly known for an MMA career in which he was crowned UFC light-heavyweight champ.

Trump, meanwhile, has a long association with combat sports, and even recruited UFC fighters Colby Covington and Jorge Masvidal for support in his ill-fated re-election campaign against Biden last year.      

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