Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney plans to fight five-time heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield in May as part of a charity fundraiser, the Salt Lake Tribune newspaper reported Monday.
The match will be for the nonprofit Charity Vision and is set for May 15 at the Rail Event Center in Salt Lake City, the newspaper reported.
From the Tribune:
“It will either be a very short fight, or I will be knocked unconscious,” Romney quipped in an interview recently. “It won’t be much of a fight. We’ll both suit up and get in the ring and spar around a little bit.”
Alas, it will be a one-fight career for the 68-year-old former Massachusetts governor and Salt Lake City Winter Olympics boss.
Holyfield agreed to participate in a fundraising event for Charity Vision, a humanitarian organization founded about 20 years ago by retired Salt Lake physician Bill Jackson, who, as a mission president in the Philippines for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, saw the suffering in areas with abject poverty and the total lack of medical care.