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The Mitt Romney–Evander Holyfield Fight in Photos

The former presidential nominee and the former heavy champion step into the ring for charity.

2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and former heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield teamed up for charity Friday night—in a boxing ring. Salt Lake City hosted the bout between Romney, 68, and Holyfield, 52, which raised money for CharityVision, a Utah-based non-profit that helps fight blindness. (Romney's wife, Ann, serves on the group's board, according to its website.) Romney managed to knock Holyfield down once—“it looked really, really fake,” Mashable said—but Holyfield won when Romney gave up in the second of three scheduled rounds.

  1. Pre-fight
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    Pre-fight

    The two men, dressed in tuxedoes, chatted before the fight.
  2. Hype
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    Hype

    One of Romney's sons got him this red silk robe, he told the New York Times. He and Holyfield even released a tongue-in-cheek hype video to YouTube of their preparations for the fight.
  3. Reach
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    Reach

    The 179-pound Romney managed to get some punches in on the 236.5-pound Holyfield.
  4. Down for the count
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    Down for the count

    Romney even apparently knocked down Holyfield, who twice beat Mike Tyson in 1990s bouts.
  5. On the ropes
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    On the ropes

    But eventually Holyfield gained the upper hand over Romney as his wife, Ann, looked on. “I expect to be beaten but unbowed,” Romney had told the Times before he got in the ring.
  6. Team Romney
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    Team Romney

    Ann Romney helped attend to her husband in his corner during the fight.
  7. The winners
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    The winners

    The two men celebrated after the two-round fight, which raised $1 million, Romney said on Twitter.