Oct 27, 2022; Miami, Florida, USA; Former President Donald Trump walks onto the 18th green during the Pro-Am tournament before the LIV Golf series at Trump National Doral. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Former United States President Donald Trump has been more and more active within the sports world, recently appearing at UFC 290 earlier this month. As he prepares for the 2024 election, he reportedly plans to appear on a number of “non-traditional” media platforms, which may include famed pro boxer Mike Tyson.

Tyson is obviously known to most for his abilities in the ring during his boxing career, but he is now also known as a podcast host for a YouTube podcast called ‘Hotboxin‘.

According to Politico, Trump’s campaign over the past several months has been quietly engaged in behind-the-scenes talks for a sit-down interview with Tyson on his podcast.

Tyson has had a number of prominent guests on the podcast, including retired skateboarder Tony Hawk and comedian Cedric the Entertainer amongst many others.

Trump would obviously be the biggest guest to date, and many are certainly eager to see this potential interview if it does end up happening.


Andy Surabian, a Republican strategist and advisor to Donald Trump Jr. spoke about this decision to appear on more non-traditional media outlets like Tyson’s podcast, saying that it gives Trump a chance to “put himself in front of people who are far less engaged politically”.

“Doing non-traditional media and showing up to major cultural events like UFC fights allows former President Trump to hit a completely different audience than doing an interview on Fox News or other political media,” said  Surabian. “He’s putting himself in front of people who are far less politically engaged and don’t necessarily have a baked in view of him.”


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Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.