SALT LAKE CITY (CBS Las Vegas/AP) — Hopefully no ears will be bitten off during this fight.
Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and five-time heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield are set to square off at a charity fight night event in May.
Romney’s son Josh Romney confirmed to The Associated Press on Monday that his father will participate in the May 15 black-tie event in Salt Lake City.
In full protective gear, Mitt Romney and Holyfield will spar in the boxing ring for a lighthearted fight before the night’s three fights by professional boxers.
“It will either be a very short fight, or I will be knocked unconscious,” the former Republican presidential nominee told 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.”
Mitt Romney added, “We just thought it would be a lot better to provide this kind of entertainment rather than just have dinner and listen to speakers.”
The event is raising money for the Utah-based organization Charity Vision, which helps doctors in developing countries perform surgeries to restore vision in people with curable blindness.
Josh Romney serves as a volunteer president for Charity Vision.
Corporate sponsorships for the event range from $25,000 to $250,000.
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