Trump in­vited to May­weather McGre­gor fight

The Hamilton Spectator - - SPORTS - USA TO­DAY SPORTS

U.S. Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump has been in­vited to at­tend the box­ing clash be­tween Floyd May­weather and Conor McGre­gor on Aug. 26, May­weather’s busi­ness ad­viser Leonard Ellerbe says. “I haven’t per­son­ally in­vited the pres­i­dent, but I am told an in­vi­ta­tion is out there,” Ellerbe said Thurs­day in a me­dia ses­sion at May­weather’s work­out day. “Whether he comes or not, we are go­ing to have a great event.”

Be­fore his po­lit­i­cal as­pi­ra­tions gath­ered full steam, Trump and his wife Me­la­nia were present at May­weather’s points vic­tory over Manny Pac­quiao in April 2015.

Trump is close friends with event co-pro­moter and Ul­ti­mate Fight­ing Cham­pi­onship pres­i­dent Dana White, hav­ing hosted UFC events at his At­lantic City prop­erty in the or­ga­ni­za­tion’s early days.

“Ev­ery A-lis­ter wants to be in­volved in this fight,” Ellerbe said. “There is tremen­dous in­ter­est from all kind of peo­ple.”

Matt Da­mon, An­gelina Jolie, LeBron James and Kobe Bryant are among those ex­pected to at­tend.

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