Mitt Romney is stepping back into the ring — literally. Tonight, the onetime Republican presidential contender will square off against former heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield in a Salt Lake City match to benefit Charity Vision, a non-profit dedicated to eradicating blindness in developing countries. “Newt Gingrich and I, during a debate, we were talking about Rick Perry,” Romney told the New York Times. “And Newt Gingrich said to me, ‘You know, Rick is a good guy, but he doesn’t know how to dance.’ Newt meant dance around tough questions and then make them work to your advantage. And he complimented me on my ability to dance. So I will be doing a bit of dancing and dodging Friday night.”
For the dance, Mitt “The Glove” Romney trained with his two-year-old grandson Winston — letting the kid pummel him repeatedly with a Pez dispenser — will don a red silk robe and walk out to the song “I Will Survive” and will fight while wearing red silk shorts. “I was affectionately known as Bird Legs during high school,” he said. “I’m afraid the bird legs will be unveiled one more time.” Featuring four other legitimate fights on the card, the event is expected to raise $1 million for charity — a solid victory for Romney despite the likely outcome. “I expect to be beaten but unbowed.”
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