Mitt Romney Fights Heavyweight Boxing Champ Evander Holyfield

image
Mitt Romney lasts 2 rounds against Holyfield in boxing match
By BRIAN SKOLOFF (Associated Press)
May 16, 2015 1:35 AM
AP – Sports
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and five-time heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield squared off in the ring Friday at a charity fight night event in Salt Lake City.
Romney, 68, and Holyfield, 52, sparred, if you could call it that, for just two short rounds before Romney ran away from the boxer and threw in the towel, giving up a round early in the lighthearted fight that came amid several other fights by professional boxers and an auction.
The two barely threw any punches and largely just danced around, occasionally lightly jabbing each other in the midsection in what was much more of a comedic event than an actual bout.
The black-tie affair raised 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 ranged from $25,000 to $250,000. Organizers say they raised at least $1 million.
”He said, ‘You know what? You float like a bee and sting like a butterfly,”’ Romney said after the fight.
Attendees just enjoyed the festive atmosphere and the chance to see Romney in the ring.
”Oh, it was great. I was very proud of Mitt,” said Katie Anderson, who attended the event with her husband.
”I was happy it went to the second round,” Devin Anderson said.
Romney, the most-high profile Mormon in America, is hugely popular in the state, where more than 60 percent of the residents are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Beyond his religious connections, the former Massachusetts governor is remembered by many for turning around Salt Lake City’s 2002 Winter Olympics after a bribery scandal.
Romney has recently built a home in the Salt Lake City area and registered as a Utah voter.

Please follow and like us:
error0
Tweet 20
fb-share-icon20
 

Leave a Reply

avatar
  Subscribe  
Notify of
truckjunkie
Guest
truckjunkie

Well,it is what it is,I guess. It probably wouldn’t have served any purpose for Romney to get his face mangled-this event did what it was meant to do,it raised money for a Charity. NOW-if they REALLY wanna raise some money,they should book a fight between Evander and Obama,only use the REAL gloves,or between Killary and Rand. (Gender equality-fair is fair.)

DCG
Admin

Killary & Monica!

Glenn47
Guest
Glenn47

I commend Mitt on even getting into that ring with such a decorated boxer. How many in politics would have the nads to do what he did?
The reason was wonderful, the results will be worthy. Hats off to Mitt.

Ti
Guest
Ti

Mitt threw 2012. And he isn’t a Christian. The GOP really set it up to lose. It’s a puppet show.

Dave
Editor
Dave

LOL – I’m just glad Mitt didn’t get himself hurt.
I don’t really consider him to be presidential material (he’s just too polite), but I still like the guy.
-Dave

TrailDust
Admin
TrailDust

“What-ifs” are not usually helpful, but I can’t hold myself back from wondering. We could have had Romney in office, a decent honorable guy, with good values. But instead, we have Obama, a guy who PRETENDS to be decent and honorable, but who is neither decent nor honorable.
Anyone who voted for Obama, your blood is on your own hands.

Seumas
Guest
Seumas

I don’t mean to bring your spirits down Traildust, so please don’t feel too bad, but romney, like obomber, has a dark side, its just less prominent, and I’m not just talking about his deep affiliation with the satanic church of mormon (mamon?) and not just because he is obliged to use his “time and talents” for it’s benefit (if he wants to remain “temple worthy” anyhow)… ever heard of the WWASP troubled teen child abuse prison camp stuff? As it turns out romney is associated with the next generation copy of that, the Aspen education group (owned by bain… Read more »

Dr. Eowyn
Admin

My thoughts, exactly, TD. Despite what Seumas said (see comment above), and recognizing no politician is perfect, just compare the faces of Romney with Obama’s, especially their eyes.comment image
Eyes don’t lie. It was Obama’s eyes, malevolent and evil, which, in early 2008, first alerted and alarmed me. I have NEVER seen Mitt Romney’s eyes and face as anything other than kind.

Seumas
Guest
Seumas

Well as always Dr. Eowyn, feel free to investigate what is presented. However, even if romney has broken ties with bain and aspen, he remains mormon, and if he is as devout to it as claimed, then the results would be just as bad, because his “church” would exercise control through him… if he wanted to remain “worthy” and “in good standing” with the mormon corporation, anyway. Frankly, eyes or not, unless he has a will to buck the luciferian church of mormon, the prospect would be just as dismal. (remember, the only reason polygamy isn’t openly practiced by the… Read more »

Ti
Guest
Ti

Nothing going on with the upcoming 2016 convince me they are actually going to have one. So far all the contenders are wannabes; burnouts; whackos or criminals. We listen for them to says something that resonates with our own beliefs and want a leader to emerge. We hear things we like here and there but It is hard to imagine any of them doing anything meaningful. Instead they all want us to send them money. To buy media, or to embezzle not to buy guns and mount an opposition against the communist takeover. No one can complete a sentence without… Read more »

Ti
Guest
Ti

Hold on… someone handed Lindsey Graham a microphone and he is promising to eradicate ISIS. That is after he gets done agreeing to giving Obama the power to destroy our economy, and of course after he returns from their next paid vacation, probably Memorial Day when we can light a candle for the troops who fell so Obama could give Rhamadi back to the MUSLIMS. It’s nice that Robert Gates is back on his feet after his ‘accident’. He dumped his load with the book but henceforth he’ll probably limit himself to slap and tickle fights with Harry Reid another… Read more »