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Donald Trump will host Holyfield vs Belfort boxing match in Florida on September 11...


Donald Trump will host and commentate on a September 11 boxing match between Evander Holyfield and Vitor Belfort in Hollywood, Florida. 

The match will take place at The Seminole Hard Rock Casino on Saturday, with boxing fans able to tune in to watch on TV for $49.95.

The new venture was announced on Tuesday for the former president with the event being called 'The Most Anticipated Heavyweight Fight of The Year.' 

Donald Trump Jr. will also be present for the fight in Hollywood, Florida

Trump previously hosted other live fighting events, including ones for the UFC at his casinos in Atlantic City, according to USA Today. 

'I love great fighters and great fights,' Trump said in a news release ahead of Saturday's bout. 

'I look forward to seeing both this Saturday night and sharing my thoughts ringside. You won't want to miss this special event.'

The fight was originally supposed to take place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles featuring Oscar De La Hoya and Belfort.

Holyfield stepped in after De La Hoya was infected with COVID and the event was then moved to Hollywood, Florida.

The Seminole Hard Rock Casino features a 7,000 capacity limit space which are held specifically for concerts and other large events such as fights. 

The televised match will also feature UFC Hall of Famer Tito Ortiz boxing against UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva in a co-main event.

HBO sports newscaster Jim Lampley former two-time world fighting champion Shawn Porter will be calling the main telecast.