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Where to Watch Holyfield vs Belfort Fight, With Commentary From Donald Trump and His Son

Newsweek logo Newsweek 9/11/2021 Soo Kim
a group of people in a boxing ring: Holyfield seen during his match against Denmark's Brian Nielsen in May 2011. © KELD NAVNTOFT/AFP via Getty Images Holyfield seen during his match against Denmark's Brian Nielsen in May 2011.

Donald Trump and his son will provide live commentary at the upcoming boxing match between Evander Holyfield and Vitor Belfort this weekend, which is presented by the Triller Fight Club.

The former president and Donald Trump Jr. will share "live alternative No Holds Barred commentary" at the fight, according to a tweet Wednesday by FITE, the streaming service broadcasting the event.

In a statement from FITE, the former president said: "I love great fighters and great fights. I look forward to seeing both this Saturday night and sharing my thoughts ringside. You won't want to miss this special event."

The latest fight will mark the comeback of 58-year-old Holyfield, a four-time world heavyweight champion and Olympic medallist who hasn't fought since his 2011 TKO (technical knockout) victory over Brian Nielsen, the Danish former boxer.

Belfort, 44—a former heavyweight UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) champion who holds the record for most knockouts in UFC history—will be boxing for the second time in his career on Saturday, following his boxing debut in 2006, which was a first-round KO in Brazil.

Holyfield stepped in to replace fellow boxing legend Oscar De La Hoya, who was originally set to fight Belfort in Saturday's match.

De La Hoya pulled out last week after announcing he'd tested positive for COVID-19, despite being fully vaccinated against the virus.

In a tweet on September 3, De La Hoya said: "Wanted you to hear directly from me that despite being fully vaccinated, I have contracted Covid and am not going to be able to fight next weekend. Preparing for this comeback has been everything to me over the last months, & I want to thank everyone for their tremendous support."

When Is Holyfield vs. Belfort?

The fight will take place on Saturday, September 11. The Triller Fight Club's pay-per-view (PPV) broadcast is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. ET, while the "Freeview window" begins at 6 p.m. ET, according to the FITE website.

The PPV is priced at $49.99 for viewers in North America, according to FITE.

Evander Holyfield wearing a suit and tie: Evander Holyfield at a press conference in Atlanta, Georgia back in April ahead of his June exhibition fight against Kevin McBride. Al Bello/Getty Images for Triller © Al Bello/Getty Images for Triller Evander Holyfield at a press conference in Atlanta, Georgia back in April ahead of his June exhibition fight against Kevin McBride. Al Bello/Getty Images for Triller

Where Is Holyfield vs. Belfort?

The match will be held at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood of south Florida.

How to Watch Holyfield vs. Belfort

Fans can purchase PPV broadcasting or buy a ticket to attend the match.

Viewers can access worldwide live PPV streaming at the websites of Triller Fight Club and FITE or via any FITE OTT (over-the-top), smart tv or mobile apps.

The FITE website says fans can also "order the event from your local cable/satellite and iNDEMAND partner throughout the USA and Canada."

text: Vitor Belfort, who was originally meant to fight Oscar De La Hoya on September 11, seen at a media workout on August 26 in Boca Raton, Florida. De La Hoya pulled out of the match after testing positive for COVID-19. Michael Reaves/Getty Images © Michael Reaves/Getty Images Vitor Belfort, who was originally meant to fight Oscar De La Hoya on September 11, seen at a media workout on August 26 in Boca Raton, Florida. De La Hoya pulled out of the match after testing positive for COVID-19. Michael Reaves/Getty Images

How Much Will Holyfield and Belfort Earn?

It's unclear how much Holyfield and Belfort will make from Saturday's match following PPV and ticket sales.

In a 2020 interview during the I Am Athlete podcast, Holyfield said he "wasn't getting in the ring for less than $25 million," when asked about another match with Boxing Hall of Fame inductee Mike Tyson, Sportscasting reported in November 2020.

Holyfield said at the time: "I beat him [Tyson] twice. I felt it was wrong for me to have to ask him to fight me."

According to July report from DAZN, a global OTT sports subscription video streaming service, Holyfield earned over $39.1 million (around £28.4 million) for his notorious throwdown with Tyson in 1997, which saw Tyson bite off Holyfield's ear during the match.

Which Other Fights Are on the Card?

Another "co-main event" taking place on Saturday is the Tito Ortiz vs. Anderson Silva match.

American boxer Ortiz, 46—known as "The Huntington Beach Bad Boy"—said he was determined to make the required 195lb weight ahead of the fight.

"I'll cut my leg off if I have to in order to make weight. I'll do it," he said at a press conference. the U.K.'s Mirror reported on September 6.

Ortiz said he respects Silva, a Brazilian former UFC star, as a fighter, noting he could "not turn down" the opportunity to fight him.

"This is Anderson Silva! One of the greatest MMA fighters to ever grace the Octagon," Ortiz continued. "I'm not going to take the opportunity? I'd be stupid not to.

"I'm not supposed to beat Silva, plain and simple. I'm the underdog. My back is pressed against the wall," Ortiz said.

Other matches slated for Saturday include American boxer Andy Vences who is up against the U.K.'s Jono Carroll.

British boxers David Haye and Joe Fournier will also face each other on Saturday.

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