Romney’s next fight: Boxing Evander Holyfield

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Left:  Republican nominee for president Mitt Romney speaks at a Victory Rally at The Arena, Pensacola Civic Center in Pensacola, Florida on Saturday, October 27, 2012. Credit: 	Frank Bivona/CNN Right:  	"Boxer Evander ""The Real Deal"" Holyfield talks to the press before the ESPY Awards in Los Angeles." Credit: 	Jack Hannah/CNN

Left: Republican nominee for president Mitt Romney speaks at a Victory Rally at The Arena, Pensacola Civic Center in Pensacola, Florida on Saturday, October 27, 2012.
Credit: Frank Bivona/CNN
Right: “Boxer Evander “”The Real Deal”” Holyfield talks to the press before the ESPY Awards in Los Angeles.”
Credit: Jack Hannah/CNN

(CNN) — Call him a glutton for punishment, but Mitt Romney is looking for another drubbing.

But instead of another campaign, Romney is jumping into the ring — an actual boxing ring — with ex-heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield, a Romney aide confirmed on Monday.

“It will either be a very short fight, or I will be knocked unconscious,” Romney told the Salt Lake Tribune.

Romney, 68, will suit up and face the 52-year-old retired boxer for a charity event in Salt Lake City on May 15.

But don’t expect a knockout, Romney said the pair will “spar around a little bit,” assuring that “it won’t be much of a fight.”

Proceeds of the event will go to Charity Vision, a charity group founded by a physician and former Mormon missionary aimed at bringing medical care — mostly eye surgeries — to impoverished areas of the world.

Romney, a Mormon, has become involved in the organization’s charity work, according to the Tribune.