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Romney Vs Holyfield: Mitt Says He Won't Bite Ears in Charity Boxing Match

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By    |   Friday, 15 May 2015 01:00 PM

Ahead of Mitt Romney's charity boxing match with former heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield, the former Massachusetts governor said he'd be "staying far away from his ears."

"Will you make like Mike Tyson and attempt to feast on Holyfield’s ear?," a New York Times reporter asked this week.

"I’m staying far away from his ears. I don’t for a moment want for him to confuse me with anyone from his past," Romney joked back. "I will get in Evander’s face with compliments and good humor. I want to keep him very happy and very friendly."

The Friday night fight is set to benefit Charity Vision, an organization that provides sight-restoration surgery for people in very poor countries, and the two-time presidential contender conveyed in his interview that he's quite happy to take it on the chin.

He said his son has given him the new boxer nickname "The Glove," which is a pun on "Mitt," and that that he expects "to be beaten but unbowed."

Josh Romney, Mitt's son, said that the Utah event will be black-tie like a normal charity gala, and that attendees can partake in hors d'oeuvres while they watch the slugfest.

Lucky for the governor, the bout has been set up for only three rounds of fighting.

Romney also said he was "affectionately known as Bird Legs during high school," and is "very pleased that Under Armour has agreed to sponsor the bout. They have graciously sent me their apparel items, which I will avail myself of."



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Ahead of Mitt Romney's charity boxing match with former heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield, the former Massachusetts governor said he'd be "staying far away from his ears."
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