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.READ MORE: 'My Home Is Still Uninhabitable': 10 Months After Winter Storm Some Texans Still Waiting On Insurance Claims
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.
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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.
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