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Watch the Promo Video for Mitt Romney vs. Evander Holyfield

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By Fightland Staff

This Friday, former governor of Massachusetts and 2012 presidential candidate Mitt Romney will step into the boxing ring. In what seems like an episode of Celebrity Deathmatch, the 68-year-old political veteran will face pugilistic legend Evander Holyfield. Before all you liberals out there get too excited, it’s important to note that the bout will be for charity, and Mittens will be wearing full protective gear, so things will surely stay "white-collar."

Initially, Romney had said that he preferred to hold a boxing match as a fundraiser because it would be a lot "better to provide this kind of entertainment rather than just have dinner and listen to speakers.”

The first promotional video appeared online this week, and it’s incredible. Romney opens the video by saying, “Critics say I’m out of touch, that I’m stiff, that I just don’t relate to people. For years I’ve been listening to garbage like that, and I decided to fight back. How do you do that? By taking on the former heavyweight champion of the world.”

It may be a little corny, but it's way too fun and bizzare to not get behind this. The fight happens on May 15th for CharityVision, a Utah-based organization dedicated to helping doctors in developing nations perform surgeries on people who suffer from curable blindness.

Check out their website and donate here.

 

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