Mitt Romney 'stings like a butterfly' in fight with Evander Holyfield

Romney, 68, and Holyfield, 52, sparred, if you could call it that, for just two short rounds during a charity fight on Friday night.

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Mitt Romney 'stings like a butterfly' in fight with Evander Holyfield
Mitt Romney stings like a butterfly in fight with Evander Holyfield

Mitt Romney failed in his bid to become US president – and now he has another failure under his belt after being defeated by heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield, in a charity bout. Romney, 68, and Holyfield, 52, sparred, if you could call it that, for just two short rounds during a charity fight on Friday night. (Image: AP)

Mitt Romney stings like a butterfly in fight with Evander Holyfield

Romney ran away from the boxer and threw in the towel, giving up a round early in the lighthearted fight that came amid several other fights by professional boxers and an auction. (Image: AP)

Mitt Romney stings like a butterfly in fight with Evander Holyfield

Romney must be very proud of himself here! The two barely threw any punches and largely just danced around, occasionally lightly jabbing each other in the midsection in what was much more of a comedic event than an actual bout. (Image. AP)

Mitt Romney stings like a butterfly in fight with Evander Holyfield

The event raised at least $1m, organisers said. After the fight, Romney said of Holyfield: “He said, ‘You know what? You float like a bee and sting like a butterfly.’” (Image: AP)

Mitt Romney stings like a butterfly in fight with Evander Holyfield

Holyfield who retired from boxing in 2012, twice fought for the heavyweight title of the world against Mike Tyson. (Image: AP)

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