Forget Mayweather vs. Pacquiao for just one moment.
Mitt Romney, the 68-year-old political veteran, ambassador of capitalism, former governor of Massachussetts and 2012 contender to Obama’s presidential strap will participate in a boxing match for charity.
According to Fight Land, Romney said that it would be a lot “better to provide this kind of entertainment rather than just have dinner and listen to speakers.”
Yahoo Sports reported Boxing legend Evander Holyfield, 52, hasn’t fought since a victory over Brian Nielsen in 2011, but he’ll climb back into the ring on May 15 in Salt Lake City. His opponent? None other than former 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney.
The ‘match’ and subsequent fund raiser is for Charity Vision, a Salt Lake City organization that provides surgeries and other services to poverty-stricken people with vision problems around the world.
So, it is highly unlikely that any blood will be shed when “Rumbling” Romney meets “Real Deal” Holyfield later this summer.
We’ll dole out boxes of tissues for all the left-leaning readers out there.
Romney, for his part, is seemingly well aware of the dangers facing him – even if it’s only sparring against the former heavyweight champion of the world.
“It will either be a very short fight, or I will be knocked unconscious,” Romney said in an interview with the Salt Lake 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.”
There will be other fights, with real professionals, on the May 15 fight card at the Rail Event Center in Salt Lake City, so all the pressure won’t solely fall on the two aging sluggers to put on a show.
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