Sunday, May 17, 2015
Ex-GOP Presidential Candidate KO's Ex-World Heavyweight Champ--For Vision
"The political world got a rare treat Friday night, courtesy of the last man to accept the GOP presidential nomination. Stepping into the boxing ring against four-time World Heavyweight Champion Evander Holyfield (albeit a Holyfield about ten years past due), former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney traded blows in one of the strangest celebrity boxing matches you’ll ever see," reports Bustle. "And frankly, you have to forgive both men that — Romney vs. Holyfield was awful boxing, but great charity.... Suffice to say, if you watched this fight expecting to be thrilled as a boxing fan, you were probably bitterly disappointed. But everyone else should feel good, because this boxing match was obviously not really about sweat or grind, but about raising money for a good cause — the event was estimated to bring in one million dollars for Charity Vision....As NPR detailed in covering this epic bout, Charity Vision is a non-profit organization, for which Romney’s son Josh serves is a volunteer vice president. Their primary mission is to provide corrective vision care — surgeries included — for people in underprivileged parts of the world." Read more.