The Brouhaha in Utah.
Couldn't they settle it with a neck width competition? (Getty)
Mitt Romney may not be running for president, but that doesn't mean you won't be able to see him be humiliated in a public forum again. That's because he's volunteered to go into the ring with former World Heavyweight Champion Evander Holyfield in an exhibition fight.
Maybe it won't be so bad. Holyfield is 52 now, so he's well past his physical peak. Romney, on the other hand, is 68. And you have to imagine Romney will have dozens of handlers there to keep him from being beaten to too mushy a pulp. Holyfield couldn't possibly fight off all of them as well. Oh wait, yes he could. This is going to be a good fight.
The fight will be held in Salt Lake City, and the proceeds will benefit Charity Vision, a Mormon-affiliated organization that provides medical equipment to poor areas around the world. Thankfully, Salt Lake City already has excellent medical facilities. Romney is going to need them after this fight. The former Massachusetts governor had this to say:
"It will either be a very short fight, or I will be knocked unconscious."
Those aren't mutually exclusive, Mitt. Be careful. As others have pointed out, Teddy Roosevelt was partially blinded in one eye during a boxing match. That's hardly a comparable situation, though. Roosevelt was president.