Romney to jump into ring with former heavyweight boxer
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Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneyLobbying World Republicans wary of US action on Iran The Hill's Morning Report - Trump takes 2020 roadshow to New Mexico MORE has reportedly signed on to box former heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield. 

The two will spar to raise money for Charity Vision, a Salt Lake City organization that gives medical care and surgeries for needy children with vision disorders, according to the Salt Lake Tribune.


"It will either be a very short fight, or I will be knocked unconscious," Romney, 68, told the paper.

"It won't be much of a fight. We'll both suit up and get in the ring and spar around a little bit."

The paper reports that the fundraiser will woo corporate sponsors for between $25,000 and $250,000. The pair will fight in May in Salt Lake City, along with a full card of more competitive matches. 

"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.

Romney announced in January that he wouldn’t make a third bid for president in 2016. He’s remained mostly out of the spotlight since, outside of a few public appearances.

While Holyfield, 52, will overmatch the former Republican presidential nominee, the boxer will most likely be safe from any unwanted nibbles reminiscent of his 1997 match against Mike Tyson, where Tyson bit part of his ear off during the fight.