Mitt Romney, Evander Holyfield to spar at charity fight

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SALT LAKE CITY — 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.

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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