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Failed presidential candidate Mitt Romney is fighting Evander Holyfield

To be fair, he’s taken a few beatings before…

Mitt Romney Source: CV FighTeam via YouTube

THERE HAS BEEN plenty of speculation about Mitt Romney’s next move, since he lost to Barack Obama in the 2012 US presidential election.

It’s fair to say none of that speculation involved boxing.

But the former Massachusetts Governor will be stepping into the ring tomorrow night, and facing Evander Holyfield, the former heavyweight champion of the world.

Holyfield, nicknamed “the Real Deal,” is an Olympic medallist with a professional fighting record of 44 wins – 29 by knockout – and 10 losses, who had half his ear bitten off by Mike Tyson.

Romney is a 68-year-old Mormon businessman who was Governor of Massachusetts for four years, and lost elections for the Senate in 1994, and US presidency in 2008 and 2012.

Maybe he’s a glutton for punishment.

Source: CV FighTeam/YouTube

The whole thing is, of course, a charity event, with proceeds going to fight blindness, through the group Charity Vision.

The promotional video for the fight, which will take place in Salt Lake City, Utah on Friday night, shows Romney getting stuck in at the gym, while the former world champ says: “Come and get your whuppin.’”

He might not have it all his own way, though.

A 2012 medical report before the last presidential election said Romney was “a vigorous man who takes excellent care of his personal physical health.”

He has reserves of strength, energy and stamina that provide him with the ability to meet unexpected demands.

Whatever else this fight is, it’s certainly unexpected.

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