Back page: Mitt Romney set to fight Evander Holyfield
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — 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 Salt Lake City on Friday night. Romney and Holyfield, wearing full protective gear, will spar in the boxing ring for a lighthearted fight before the night’s three fights by professional boxers. The black-tie 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. 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. Romney, 68, weighed in at 179 pounds and Holyfield, 52, weighed in at 236 pounds.
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