He may not have been able to beat Barack Obama, but can he beat (literally) one of the greatest boxers in the sport’s history?
Mitt Romney – yes, that Mitt Romney – will suit up and enter the ring on May 15, perhaps for the toughest (actual) fight of his life, as he squares off against Evander Holyfield. For charity, of course. I mean, obviously. I know Romney’s been busy these last couple of years, getting pizza with his grandkids and spiffing up his La Jolla car elevator to sell, so that he can move to a brand new plot of land in central Utah, but I don’t think he’s been pounding cow carcasses and chasing chickens.
Forget about Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather, the real fight of the century is scheduled for May 15 when Mitt Romney enters the ring to battle Evander Holyfield in Salt Lake City.
Yes, you read that right. Romney, the former Massachusetts governor, and Holyfield, the five-time heavyweight titleholder who smacked around the likes of Mike Tyson and George Foreman, are going to lace up gloves and duke it out in a charity exhibition.
Now, I love boxing. I grew up on it. But while I was skeptical about shelling out $100 or so to watch Pacquiao and Mayweather duke it out on pay-per-view (after all, unless we can use a time machine to go back seven years to when both were in their prime, it’s a hard sell for “bout of the century”), I hope to heaven above that this is offered for purchase somewhere on my roster of premium sporting event options. Because, make no mistake, I will pay for this. I will pay good money for this. I will eat ramen noodles for weeks in order to afford to watch this.
Romney, for his part, says that it will either be a “very short fight,” or he will be “knocked unconscious,” though those options aren’t mutually exclusive. He also says that this will be the first and the last bout of his boxing career. The fight, which will take place May 15, will not suffer through rounds of media promotion, either; most of the proceeds from the fight itself will go to Charity Vision, which provides eye care to children and adults in developing nations.
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