*Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and five-time heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield are about to step into the ring in Salt Lake City tonight and really box each other…for charity
Both will be wearing full protective gear, for Romney’s sake, and the bout is billed as a lighthearted affair before the night’s three fights by professional boxers.
The black-tie event will raise money for the Utah-based organization CharityVision, which helps doctors in developing countries perform surgeries to restore vision in people with curable blindness.
Romney’s son Josh Romney, who lives in Utah, serves as a volunteer president for CharityVision.
Corporate sponsorships for the event range from $25,000 to $250,000. Organizers say the event is expected to raise $1,000,000.
Ahead of the fight, Romney and Holyfield participated in an official weigh-in Thursday night and made a lil video to promote it on the web.