On the evening of the 58th presidential inauguration when Donald Trump is sworn in as President of the United States, there will be quadruple-header boxing event at Bally’s Atlantic City Hotel and Casino. The big bout of the night is between undefeated WBA No. 3-ranked bantamweight Adam Lopez (16-0-1, 8 KOs) and No. 4-ranked Daniel Roman (21-2-1, 7 KOs). There is a good chance the new POTUS, who likes to multitask while he tweets, will tune in to watch the fight on Showtime’s SHOBOX: The New Generation.
Trump, who met with boxing champ Floyd Mayweather after winning the election, is a well-known boxing fan (he’s tight with promoter Don King and former champ Mike Tyson, too). He also has deep roots in Atlantic City, having owned the casinos Trump Plaza Casino and Hotel, Trump Marina Hotel Casino, and Trump Taj Mahal in AC. Trump said in May 2016 of his 25-year history in the city: “Atlantic City fueled a lot of growth for me. The money I took out of there was incredible.” President Obama was called the first “basketball president” — or Baller-in-Chief. President Trump may well be the first “boxing president” — he certainly has a pugilistic style. (Trump golfs too, but lots of presidents golf.) SHOBOX: The New Generation featuring the Lopez v. Roman fight will be televised on Showtime on Friday, January 20 at 10pm.