Mitt Romney to Fight Evander Holyfield in Charity Bout

Mitt Romney, left, and Evander Holyfield, right, face each other during an official weigh-in on May 14, 2015, in Holladay, Utah. (PHOTO CREDIT: Rick Bowmer/AP Photo)
Mitt Romney, left, and Evander Holyfield, right, face each other during an official weigh-in on May 14, 2015, in Holladay, Utah. (PHOTO CREDIT: Rick Bowmer/AP Photo)

Mitt Romney may have bowed out of the 2016 race, but that doesn’t mean he’s not up for a fight.

In fact, he’s lacing up his boxing gloves for a charity bout against heavyweight champ Evander Holyfield tonight. (Yes, this is really happening.)

At last night’s weigh-in, Romney came in at 179 pounds to Holyfield’s 236.

“Mitt, you can’t run, you can’t hide. Come and get your whuppin,’” Holyfield said in a hilarious video previewing the match.

“It’s true, I don’t have much of a right hook, but when I get somebody’s ear, I can be pretty formidable,” Romney warned the boxing champ, who had part of his ear bitten off by Mike Tyson in in 1997.

The pair of heavyweights (on political, the other athletic) are facing off Friday night in Salt Lake City to benefit CharityVision, an nonprofit that works with physicians in developing countries to eradicate curable blindness.

Romney – who said his sons nicknamed him “the Glove” – told the New York Times he’ll wear classic boxing attire, a red silk robe and red silk shorts, and will enter the ring to the strains of “I will survive.”

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SOURCE: ABC News, Erin Dooley

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