Would Donald Trump Defeat Joe Biden in a Fight? 

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It’s no secret that Donald Trump and Joe Biden are not fond of one another. American presidents tend to share a special bond with those among the select few that have previously held the highest office in the land, but there is no love lost between our 45th and 46 presidents.

Based on the way Trump reacted to his election defeat at the hands of Biden late last year, it’s fair to assume the two will never see eye-to-eye. While the latter is busy handling a number of crises in the midst of his first term in the White House, Trump has been occupying his time in other ways.

Last week, the former POTUS made headlines when it was revealed that he and his son, Donald Jr., would be doing color commentary during Saturday’s boxing match between Vitor Belfort and Evander Holyfield. Before the fight, Trump was asked by a member of the media who he’d like to face in the ring if he were to ever compete in a high-profile bout.

In news that should surprise nobody, Trump said,

“If you said I had to box somebody, I think probably my easiest fight would be Joe Biden. Because I think he’d go down very, very quickly. Very, very quickly.”

Naturally, that got oddsmakers thinking. Who would win if Trump and Biden ever did square-off in a hypothetical boxing match? BetOnline seems to think Trump’s younger age and more imposing physical profile would give him the advantage:

Odds Favor Trump

  • Joe Biden (+200)
  • Donald Trump (-300)

Trump’s jab at Biden last week wasn’t the first time either man had spoken of a potential clash. Way back in 2018, Biden said during a speech,

“If we were in high school, I’d take {Trump} behind the gym and beat the hell out of him.”

As you may expect, Trump quickly responded on Twitter by saying that Biden “would go down fast and hard” if the two ever went toe-to-toe.

Sound familiar?

The odds are interesting, though. Trump is no spring chicken at 75 years old, but Biden’s advanced age (78) has been a constant source of ridicule ever since he started campaigning for the 2020 election. Biden’s critics – the most noteworthy of whom make their voices heard on Fox News – like to openly ponder whether the current president is lucid enough to do the job.

Of course, that’s a line of criticism Trump has been more than happy to levy against Biden, too. Trump has used the “Sleepy Joe” nickname for years as a way of jabbing Biden about his age. Again, this is weird coming from a guy just three years Biden’s junior.

When it comes to size, Trump does have the edge. Trump checks in at 6’3” and something in the neighborhood of 250 pounds. Biden isn’t much shorter at 6’0”, but he weighs only about 180 pounds. I don’t get the sense that either man would be much of a threat to you or me if they came across us in a dark alley looking for trouble, but Trump does seem to have a slight advantage over Biden with regard to potential strength.

This Fight Would Be Terrible

It’s fun to think about what could happen if Biden and Trump ever did battle in the ring. Of course, the reality is that such a fight could and would never happen. If it somehow did, though, let’s not sugarcoat it. The “fight” would be absolutely horrendous in every way imaginable.

On Saturday, Trump and Trump Jr. were there to witness Holyfield’s TKO defeat at the hands of Belfort. Holyfield, 58, was easily defeated by the 44-year-old Belfort, a former UFC light heavyweight champion. Belfort quickly pinned Holyfield to the ropes with a series of punches. Without having landed a single punch of his own, Holyfield went to ground twice before the referee put an end to the “fight.”

Again, Holyfield is only 58 and looked like he belonged nowhere near a boxing ring. Biden is 20 years older than Holyfield, while Trump is 75. Trump likes to talk a big game, but let’s remember how confident the former president looked while walking down a simple ramp just over a year ago.

We can’t let Biden off the hook either, of course. Shortly after winning the election last fall, the president-elect broke his foot while playing with his dog. Biden claimed that, shortly after exiting the shower, he slipped on a rug chasing his dog, Major. The transition team issued the following statement on the incident:

Who Would Win?

If Trump and Biden ever held a grudge match between the ropes, everyone involved would lose. These two old guys would talk smack beforehand, but the actual fight would be a low point for humanity as a whole.

The fight would likely be delayed three hours while Trump tried to navigate the ramp on the way into the ring. Biden would probably shatter several bones climbing through the ropes. If the two men actually did successfully enter the ring, they’d both likely be gassed within the first 30 seconds. There would be booing. Lots and lots of booing.

Biden may be in better physical condition than the 250-pound Trump, but I’m not at all confident that the current president would have enough strength to land a single impactful blow. Biden makes for an intriguing underdog bet at the current +200 odds at political betting sites, but I just can’t see it.

Trump would likely win by default. The former president would likely be the more motivated of the two fighters after his electoral defeat last year. In the end, the winner of this hypothetical fight may be determined by whichever president can successfully push the other to the ground first. Given Trump’s significant weight advantage, my money would be on the Donald.

Who Would Win? –Donald Trump (-300)
Taylor Smith

Taylor Smith has been a staff writer with GamblingSites.org since early 2017. Taylor is primarily a sports writer, though he will occasionally dabble in other things like politics and entertainment betting. His primary specialties are writing about the NBA, Major League Baseball, NFL and domestic and international soccer. Fringe sports like golf and horse racing aren’t exactly his cup of tea, bu ...

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