Holyfield, who is best known for his two victories over Mike Tyson — including the infamous fight in which Tyson bit his ear — suffered a first-round technical knockout to former UFC fighter Vitor Belfort on Saturday at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Florida.
Belfort, 44, who was a UFC light heavyweight champion, attacked Holyfield with a succession of quick punches early on, pinning him against the ropes.
And, having not landed a punch of his own, Holyfield was knocked to the canvas twice before the referee called an end to the fight in the first round.
Belfort called it a “legendary” moment given the tough season everyone is going through.
The Trumps were part of the commentary team for the event, alongside rapper 50 Cent.
Trump has long been a fan of boxing and mixed martial arts.
Trump, in office, paid homage to the sweet science by pardoning Jack Johnson, a former heavyweight champion convicted of transporting a White woman over state lines. Of Johnson, Trump said: “The first African American heavyweight champion of the world, a truly great fighter. Had a tough life.”
Earlier on the bill, Britain’s former world cruiserweight and heavyweight champion David Haye had returned to boxing with a victory over Joe Fournier. Haye last fought three years ago against Tony Bellew.