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Mitt Romney and Evander Holyfield Rumble in Salt Lake

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Call it the Quake on the Lake.

Hopping around shirtless in a pair of red silk trunks, former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney faced off against five-time world heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield for a boxing match in Salt Lake City on Friday.

Few would have predicted the spectacle three years ago, when Romney was looking more presidential and his opponent was President Barack Obama.

The bout raised money for CharityVision, an organization that provides surgeries to heal blindness.

For two rounds, Romney, 68, and Holyfield, 52, went head-to-head, each landing gentle blows that appeared more like a tickle fight than a boxing match. Although Holyfield took a tumble on the mat, Romney threw in the towel in the second round.

The bout didn’t reach Foreman vs. Ali levels of sports history, but the sight of the last runner-up in the race for the White House dancing his way around a ring elevated it to must-watch status.

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