Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Mitt Romney to fight Evander Holyfield in charity boxing event

It may not be Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather, but another highly anticipated fight will take place this May when Mitt Romney enters the ring to battle Evander Holyfield in Salt Lake City.

That's right. The former Republican presidential candidate and five-time heavyweight boxing champion are set to square off at a charity fight night event on May 15.

Romney's son Josh Romney confirmed on Monday that his father will participate in the black-tie event in Salt Lake City.

Both men will don full sparring gear and exchange punches in the boxing ring for a lighthearted fight before the night's three fights by professional boxers.

However, the 68-year-old Romney has no delusions about actually winning this contest against Holyfield — who won fights against the likes of George Foreman and Mike Tyson.

“It will either be a very short fight, or I will be knocked unconscious,” Romney told the Salt Lake City Tribune. “It won’t be much of a fight. We’ll both suit up and get in the ring and spar around a little bit.”

The event is raising money for the Utah-based organization CharityVision, which helps doctors in developing countries perform surgeries to restore vision in people with curable blindness.
Josh Romney serves as a volunteer president for CharityVision.

Corporate sponsorships for the event range from $25,000 to $250,000.

Any chance of getting Hillary Clinton and Ronda Rousey on the undercard?

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