The match between Evander Holyfield, 58, and Victor Belfot, 44, was deemed farcical after the brawl was stopped within the first spherical within the early hours of Sunday morning. Returning to the ring for the primary time in over a decade, one among boxing’s all-time greats was a shadow of his former self, slipping by means of the ropes within the opening seconds and absorbing punches from Belfort.
Holyfield took an enormous storm of punches earlier than the referee mercifully known as a halt to the pay-per-view match lower than two minutes in.
All the occasion acted extra as a rally for the previous president although, who supplied ringside commentary together with his son, Donald Jr.
Followers of the forty fifth president repeatedly erupted into chants of “we would like Trump”.
Earlier than the match, the previous President overrated the occasion, stating: “We will see a fantastic struggle tonight. And we have seen some good ones,”
“Very thrilling! Two nice fighters. One’s a boxer although, and the opposite is MMA.”
The struggle sadly got here on the anniversary of 9/11, an occasion which noticed 1000’s of Individuals pay tribute to the victims of the historic terror assault.
The previous President has been hit with criticism after attending the boxing match on the anniversary of the deadliest terror assault on US soil.
On September 11, America marked 20 years because the 9/11 terror assaults which killed almost 3,000 victims.
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MSNBC anchor Chris Hayes stated throughout his present: “It appears like a parody of the form of factor that Donald Trump would do, however it’s completely becoming for this disgraced ex-president, primarily exiled from well mannered society, to spend this solemn event doing boxing commentary on pay-per-view.”
Talking earlier than the struggle, Vitor Belfort stated: “It is time to make a change. 9/11, Lets make America nice once more.”
Mr Trump added: “We love our nation and we’re going to do nice issues for our nation.”
In reference to the 13 US service members killed within the terror assault close to Kabul airport the previous President stated: “It was only a disgrace, however we’re a fantastic nation and we’ll make a comeback like no one’s ever seen earlier than.”
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Following the disappointing match, the previous President thanked everyone for coming earlier than followers as soon as once more erupted into cheers for the previous president.
He stated: “This is sort of a rally.
“We love you all, we love this nation. Implausible night champ! Thanks, everyone. We love you!”