It has been almost a year since Donald Trump fell short in his bid to be re-elected as President of the United States. However, Trump has remained very much in the spotlight since losing the 2020 vote in a controversial fashion. After enjoying a short break in the wake of his departure from the White House in late January, the 75-year-old has inserted himself back into the American political conversation, connecting with his supporters by speaking at rallies, and regularly issuing statements that are typically critical of his successor, Joe Biden. While most of his commentary focuses on policy, Trump recently captured the attention of the Internet with his claim that he would need only seconds to knock out Biden if the two were to meet in the ring. And the sportsbooks apparently agree, with Trump emerging as a massive favorite to defeat the current president in a boxing match.
MyTopSportsbooks takes a look at how Donald Trump is faring in his return to life as a private citizen, and how the oddsmakers size up his chances of success if he decides to return to public life. Sports bettors getting in on politics betting action for the first time should refer to our politics betting guides for tips on how to hone their betting strategies.
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Trump Calls Out Biden at Ringside
To the surprise of no one, it has taken little time for Donald Trump to return to the spotlight after leaving office earlier this year. The former US president has kept busy holding rallies and issuing statements criticizing his political opponents. However, it was recent comments on his preferred opponent in the boxing ring that has captured the attention of sports bettors. While answering questions at a press conference ahead of the recent clash in the squared circle between Evander Holyfield and Vitor Belfort, Trump responded to a query as to who he’d like to face in the ring by calling out Joe Biden.
Donald Trump calls into #HolyfieldBelfort and press conference and says “If you said if I had to box somebody, I think probably my easiest fight would be Joe Biden,” Trump said. “Because I think he’d go down very, very quickly. Very, very quickly.” pic.twitter.com/XU6qee8Zoz
— Boxing Insider.com (@BoxingInsider) September 9, 2021
“If you said if I had to box somebody, I think probably my easiest fight would be Joe Biden,” Trump responded. “Because I think he’d go down very, very quickly. Very, very quickly.”
In the wake of those comments, Trump has emerged as a heavy favorite to knock off his presidential successor in the ring, sporting short -300 odds at BetOnline. While a battle of fisticuffs between the political rivals is unlikely, the prospect of such a clash is nothing new. Seemingly outraged over previous comments made by Trump that he felt were insulting to women, Biden responded in a 2018 speech by expressing his desire to “take him behind the gym and beat the hell out of him”.
“I’d take him behind the gym and beat the hell out of him”-Joe Biden on Trump.
— Joy Villa (@Joy_Villa) November 26, 2020
But while Biden was reportedly a star football player in his youth, the 79-year-old is unlikely to keep pace in the ring with Trump, who looks to have taken steps to improve his physical fitness since departing the White House.
Ex-President Offers Little Value on 2022 Mid-Term Election Odds
Indeed, Trump’s physical rejuvenation has fueled speculation that he is preparing for a political comeback. America’s 45th president has continued to draw big crowds to his rallies and has also been willing to be interviewed by allies in the news media. The New York native is expected to be active on the campaign trail ahead of the 2022 midterm elections, which will be crucial for the Republican Party.
Trump, allies launch onslaught as midterms kick into gear: https://t.co/RfFCBAHCDi
— Ned Ryun (@nedryun) September 20, 2021
With Biden facing a growing list of crises that have taken their toll on his re-election hopes, the Republican Party has emerged as a strong bet to reclaim the majority in the House of Representatives next year, sporting -250 odds at Bovada. But with Trump likely saving his time and energy for another run at the White House in 2024, there is little value to be found in the +800 odds at BetOnline of him being elected during the mid-terms, and even less value in the +2000 odds of him coming out of the 2022 vote as Speaker of the House.
Trump a Solid Bet to Return to White House
For sports bettors seeking the most betting value on Trump, look no further than the 2024 US Presidential Election odds at MyBookie and Xbet. Despite enduring a chaotic first year in office, Joe Biden has managed to remain in a neck-and-neck battle with Vice President Kamala Harris atop the 2024 presidential odds.
“I think you’re going to be very happy,” Trump said when asked if he’d run for president again during a visit to the NYPD’s 17th Precinct to mark the 20th anniversary of #September11 pic.twitter.com/gnu41gNK9n
— Bloomberg Quicktake (@Quicktake) September 11, 2021
But with the current administration’s approval rating taking a beating over the summer, Trump has managed to gain traction on the presidential odds and has rocketed to a massive =150 favorite at BetOnline to win the Republican Party nomination. However, sports bettors backing Trump can still find value on him to return to the White House in 2024, with the best value currently found at MyBookie, where The Donald is a worthwhile +700 bet to be re-elected as Commander-in-Chief.