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Get Ready for Romney Vs. Holyfield

Yes, really
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 17, 2015 8:07 AM CDT
Get Ready for Romney Vs. Holyfield
In this Jan. 22, 2015 photo, Evander Holyfield, the former world champion heavyweight boxer, poses for a photo in Atlanta.   (AP Photo/ Ron Harris)

(Newser) – This is, apparently, not a joke: Mitt Romney will fight boxer Evander Holyfield. In the Salt Lake Tribune, Paul Rolly calls it the "marquee event" of a black-tie evening involving several other bouts on May 15 in Salt Lake City, meant to raise money for Charity Vision. The humanitarian organization was founded by a fellow Mormon who happens to be friends with Romney. "It will either be a very short fight, or I will be knocked unconscious," Romney, 68, said recently of his boxing debut. "It won't be much of a fight. We'll both suit up and get in the ring and spar around a little bit." (Read more Mitt Romney stories.)

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