Former President Barack Obama will not follow in the footsteps of Donald Trump and call a boxing match.
Despite Triller’s Ryan Kavanaugh’s claims to the contrary, an Obama Organization official said the foundation has not communicated with the boxing firm about Obama possibly commenting on a future boxing match. She told The New York Times that any speculation that he is in talks to do so is “inaccurate.”
An Obama Foundation spokeswoman says the Foundation has not spoken with Ryan Kavanaugh and the idea that Barack Obama is in talks to commentate a boxing match is “inaccurate.” https://t.co/5vRSfakrH2— Kevin Draper (@kevinmdraper) September 10, 2021
Kavanaugh previously told ESPN that he was in talks with Trump’s foundation about having him speak on an additional stream during Teofimo Lopez’s fight against George Kambosos next month in New York, which Trump plans to do on September 11th.
However, because Obama’s foundation denied any negotiations ever took place, it’s unclear where Kavanaugh’s assertions are coming from.
So, for the time being, Trump is the only one who is getting into boxing.
Donald Trump calling fight on 9/11 anniversary
During Evander Holyfield’s rematch with Vitor Belfort on Saturday, Trump will be offering commentary on an additional Triller broadcast.
It’s unclear why Trump is participating in the event or how long he’s been involved, but he confirmed it in a statement and would be accompanied by his son, Donald Trump Jr.
“I love great fighters and great fights,” Trump said in a statement. “I look forward to seeing both this Saturday night and sharing my thoughts ringside. You won’t want to miss this special event.”
Trump, who has been banned from nearly all social media sites and has made few public appearances since leaving the White House in January, has drawn a lot of flak for scheduling the event on 9/11, which marks the 20th anniversary of the terrorist events in 2001.
Trump also stated that he would like to face incumbent President Joe Biden in a boxing match because “I think he’d go down very, very quickly,” according to CBS News. Biden will visit the three sites where planes crashed on Sept. 11, 2001 on Saturday.
Regardless, neither Trump’s predecessor nor his successor appear to be interested in commentating a boxing bout this weekend or in the future. For the time being, both Obama and Biden are giving Trump that space.
Source: Yahoo Sports