• Mitt Romney, Evander Holyfield Release Trash-Talking Promo Before Fight

    Mitt Romney and Evander Holyfield are facing off in the ring Friday.

    The pair has just released a new video to get pumped up for the rumble in the ring.

    “You’ve heard my critics say that I’m ‘out of touch,’ that I’m stiff, that I just don’t relate to people. For years I’ve been listening to garbage like that and I’ve decided to fight back,” a suited-up Romney says directly to the camera. “How do you do that? By taking on the former heavyweight champion of the world.”

    The former Massachusetts governor and GOP presidential nominee will take on the former heavyweight champ to raise money for Charity Vision, a Utah-based medical non-profit which helps doctors in developing countries perform surgeries to treat people with curable blindness.

    “Last year CharityVision performed almost 40,000 surgeries in some of the poorest countries in the world,” Romney says in the video. “We’re coming together on May 15 to raise money so that we can do the same kind of work next year. We hope you’ll support us.”

    Romney admits he doesn’t “have much of a right hook, but when I get someone’s ear, I can be pretty formidable.” Holyfield infamously had part of his ear bitten off in a heavyweight bout against Mike Tyson in 1997.

    The 68-year-old Republican will actually wear trunks in the ring.

    “I was affectionately known as Bird Legs during high school. I’m afraid the bird legs will be unveiled one more time,” Romney joked Thursday. “If I’m successful in the bout with Evander then my next bout will be with Harry [Reid].”

    Holyfield himself is no slouch in the trash-talking department. The 52-year-old fighter says he is too “quick and agile” for Romney and taunts the ex-governor “to come get your whoopin’.”

    Romney and Holyfield had an official weigh-in on Thursday night ahead of their  boxing match.

    The fight, which in the video is being billed as “two legends” going “head to head,” will take place Friday at a black-tie event in Salt Lake City, Utah.

    Alicia Powe

    Staff Writer

    Alicia Powe is a staff writer for Daily Surge. She worked in the War Room of the Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee and served as a White House Intern during the George W. Bush administration. Alicia has written for numerous outlets, including Human Events, Media Research Center and Townhall.com.

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