Trump called into a press conference ahead of the match between Evander Holyfield and Vitor Belfort on Thursday. He will MC the match on Saturday at the Hard Rock LIVE at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel in Miami.
Trump, who at 75 is just three years younger than Biden, was asked who he would pick to box out of anyone in the world.
‘If I had to box anybody in the world, and I’ll take a pass on the professional boxers because that can be a very dangerous subject, but if I had to box somebody probably my easiest fight would be Joe Biden.
‘He’d go down very, very quickly. He once said “oh I’d like to take him behind the bar” and he’d be in big trouble if he did. I think Biden would go down within the first few seconds,’ he said.
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Former President Donald Trump, 75, says he’d knock Joe Biden, 78, out in ‘seconds’ if they were put in a boxing ring together
Trump called into this press conference ahead of the Evander Holyfield match against Vitor Belfort, which he will MC on Saturday
Holyfield was at the presser along with his opponent, a collection of ring girls and media. Trump didn’t appear in person but was on the phone
Trump also cheered on Holyfield, who he has been friends with for years, and who he described as ‘tremendous’ and ‘special’.
‘I have been close to Evander, I’ve been with him during some incredible times in his career and I’ve seen him enter a little bit of a bad time but he came out of it.
‘He’s a great guy and he’s a great, great fighter. I know Evander’s family. He’s a very special guy – tremendous heart. Now you know Evander was always in incredibly physical shape he probably had zero percent body fat.
‘There was probably with less bodyfat. Evander was always in shape. But better than his body was his heart, ‘ he said.
In 2018, Biden said he’d ‘beat the hell out of Trump’.
‘They asked me would I like to debate this gentleman, and I said no. I said, ‘If we were in high school, I’d take him behind the gym and beat the hell out of him,’ he said.
The former President has been seldom seen since he left office in January.
He moved to Florida full-time where he regularly golfs and recently showed off what looked like a considerable weight loss.
Trump is yet to formally announce whether he will run again in 2024.
He has been banned from all social media and now communicates with the public in emailed statements or in rare interviews on the networks or outlets that will give him a platform.
The match will take place at The Seminole Hard Rock Casino on Saturday, with boxing fans able to tune in to watch for $49.95.
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.
Holyfield, a friend of Trump stepped into the fight after Oscar De La Hoya contracted COVID