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SALT LAKE CITY (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — 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.

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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.

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.

Former boxer Evander Holyfield speaks as he is inducted into the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame at the second annual induction gala at the New Tropicana Las Vegas on August 9, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Former boxer Evander Holyfield speaks as he is inducted into the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame at the second annual induction gala at the New Tropicana Las Vegas on August 9, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

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During Holyfield’s comeback in 2006 he defeated Jeremy Bates by TKO in a 10 round bout at the American Airlines Center in Dallas and won a unanimous decision a few months later against Fres Oquendo in San Antonio.

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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