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Mitt Romney to don mitts... and spar with Evander Holyfield (+video)

Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and boxing champion Evander Holyfield are set to spar at a fundraiser for vision-restoring surgeries.

Evander Holyfield won 54 professional fights, beat Mike Tyson twice and is the only 4-time heavyweight champion in boxing history. Now just imagine what he could've done if his heart was in it ... We'll never know.

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.

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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.

The event is raising money for the Utah-based organization CharityVision, which helps doctors in developing countries perform surgeries to restore vision in people with curable blindness.

Josh Romney serves as a volunteer president for CharityVision.

Corporate sponsorships for the event range from $25,000 to $250,000.


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