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Trump-Announced Boxing Match Was A Massive Failure According To Pay-Per-View Receipts

Failed, one-term former President Donald Trump was practically giddy when he discussed the cut he’d be getting for providing commentary on a “gamecast” of a Sept. 11 boxing match between Evander Holyfield and Vitor Belfort. According to TMZ, Trump bragged that he was getting paid an “obscene” amount money for the gig.

But based on the pay-per-view revenue from that “gamecast,” the entire fight was an enormous failure.

Mediaite reports that boxing reporter Dan Rafael got ahold of the financials from the Holyfield-Belfort fight and it was a giant dud:

“In a fight that never should have happenedEvander Holyfield was embarrassed in his return to the ring last week against Vitor Belfort, getting KO’d in the first round. But the real loser might be Triller Fight Club.

“According to boxing journalist Dan Rafael, sources say the fight generated around 150,000 PPV buys. If that number holds, it will represent a massive fail for Triller, who promoted and sold the PPV event for $49.99.”

To make it clear just how pathetic a showing the fight was, consider this:

“In comparison, Mike Tyson’s return to the ring against Roy Jones Jr. last year surpassed a reported 1.6 million PPV buys, or more than 10 times the reported amount of Triller’s Holyfield bout.”

Ouch. Trump didn’t even manage to do one-tenth of the revenue Mike Tyson did, and he considers Tyson to be a friend. Since both have been accused of rape, it’s no wonder they’re such good buddies.

What does this tell us? Well, for one thing it suggests that the powers-that-be at Triller (which is a stupid name) is a terrible judge of talent, be it of boxers or announcers.

But it’s also further verification of what former GOP strategist Rick Wilson has said ever since the Donald decided to run for president and almost destroyed the country during his four years in office: Everything Trump touches dies.


By Andrew Bradford

Proud progressive journalist and political adviser living behind enemy lines in Red America.

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