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.