Donald Trump Would Beat Joe Biden in a Boxing Match, Bookmakers Say

Who would win in a fight, Donald Trump or Joe Biden? Well, despite the Republican's defeat last November, the bookmakers are backing him on this one.

The former president certainly thinks he could beat his successor in a boxing ring—and said so at a press conference on Thursday.

Speaking during a promotional event ahead of this weekend's fight between Evander Holyfield and Vitor Belfort—for which Trump is providing commentary along with his son, Donald Trump, Jr according to ESPN—he said he would knock out Biden if they ever entered the ring.

"Well, if I had to pick somebody in the world, not only a professional boxer because I'll take a pass on the professional boxers—that can be a very dangerous subject," Trump told the audience by phone.

Donald Trump and Joe Biden
This combination of pictures created on September 29, 2020 shows US President Donald Trump (L) and Democratic Presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden squaring off during the first presidential debate at the Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio on September 29, 2020. JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images

"I think probably my easiest fight would be Joe Biden because I think he'd go down very, very quickly."

Trump, 75, added that he thought that Biden, who turns 79 in November, "would go down in the first few seconds."

Some bookmakers have now released odds on who would win in that imaginary bout. According to website MyBookie, Biden would be a 12-1 underdog—but Trump would likely be beaten in hypothetical match-ups with Andrew Cuomo, Bill Clinton and Vladimir Putin.

Seemingly citing comments Biden made about him in 2018, Trump added: "You know, he once said, 'Oh, I'd like to take him behind the barn.' He'd be in big trouble if he ever did."

Biden told college Democrats at the University of Miami that if he and Trump had been in high school together he would have "beat the hell out of him."

According to The Independent, Biden said at the time: "When a guy who ended up becoming our national leader said, 'I can grab a woman anywhere and she likes it…' 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.'"

The clash between Holyfield, who is now 58, and Belfort, a 44-year-old mixed martial artist from Brazil, takes place on Saturday at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida.

In a statement to Insider about the bout, 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."