Currently browsing - Boxing

Mitt Romney and Evander Holyfield help raise $1M in charity boxing match

Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and five-time heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield squared off in the ring at a charity boxing match in Salt Lake City.

The black-tie affair raised money for the Utah-based organisation CharityVision, which helps doctors in developing countries perform surgeries to restore vision in people with curable blindness. The pair previously released a hype video, which can be seen below.

Romney, 68, and Holyfield, 52, sparred for just two short rounds before Mitt threw in the towel, giving up a round early in the light-hearted fight that came amid several other fights by professional boxers and an auction.

Romney vs Holyfield.png

“He’s the oldest person that I ever fought. He’s the smallest person I ever fought,” Holyfield said. “I’ve got a lot of respect for that”.

Following the good-natured match, Holyfield commented that “For a man who’s never got in the ring to box, he can throw a jab…He can move around. I was impressed.”

Corporate sponsorships for the event ranged from $25,000 to $250,000. Organisers say they raised at least $1 million.

Click here for the full story, and video highlights of the event.

For more information on how to book Mitt Romney as a speaker for your conference or event, please contact Ellis Trevor at ellis@chartwellpartners.com or call +1 972 385 1021.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Mitt RomneyMitt Romney was the 2012 Republican nominee for President of the United States. He was also a leading candidate for the Republican presidential nomination in 2008, which eventually went to John McCain. Elected Governor of Massachusetts in 2002, Mitt Romney presided over a dramatic reversal of state fortunes and a period of sustained economic expansion. Without raising taxes or increasing debt, he balanced the budget every year of his administration, closing a $3 billion budget gap inherited when he took office.


Posts about Mitt Romney

get in touch

We’re here to help.

If you can’t find the right speaker you need, or would like speaker ideas tailored to your event,

talk to us on the details below.

For UK, Europe and general enquiries, please contact

Rob Higgins

+44 207 293 0864

For US enquiries,

please contact

Ellis Trevor

+1 516 6581608

For Middle East, Asia & international enquiries

please contact

Raleigh Addington

+852 5819 2227