Mitt Romney To Fight Boxing Evander Holyfield
Evander Holyfield is scheduled to fight ex-US President candidate Mitt Romney for charity in May. Evander Holyfield has agreed to fight former Massachusetts governor and 2012 United States presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
They will enter the ring in Salt Lake City on May 15 seeking to raise funds for Charity Vision, which operates to donate medical equipment to doctors and medical facilities in areas of the world affected by poverty.
“It will either be a very short fight, or I will be knocked unconscious,” Romney told the Salt Lake Tribune newspaper as his fight against the former world heavyweight champion was confirmed.
But this fight certainly doesn’t look like being the “real deal”.
“It won’t be much of a fight. We’ll both suit up and get in the ring and spar around a little bit,” Romney admitted.
Romney now enters two months of training for the fight, hoping not to embarrass himself.
“We just thought it would be a lot better to provide this kind of entertainment rather than just have dinner and listen to speakers,” Romney said of the 1920s gala styled-event that will also feature professional fights.
Romney has never boxed before, though he is a fan of the sport.
The 52-year-old Holyfield’s last professional fight was in 2011, a points victory over Brian Nielsen that took his career record to 44 wins, 10 losses and two draws.
Republican Romney has confirmed he will not be running for president in next year’s US elections.