Mitt Romney and Evander Holyfield Fight It Out For Charity

The fight raised more than $1 million.

ByCorinne Cathcart
May 16, 2015, 6:45 AM

— -- Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney and boxing legend Evander Holyfield faced off Friday night in a charity boxing match in Salt Lake City.

As for the victor of the bout ... Romney, 68, was a good sport but Holyfield, 52, "keeps his world heavyweight title," the charity said on Twitter.

An incredible fight and some great sportsmanship. @holyfield keeps his world heavyweight title. #cvfightnight

— CharityVision (@CharityVision) May 16, 2015

"Great action and some good swings," they said later.

The match was created to benefit CharityVision, a nonprofit that works with physicians in developing countries to eradicate curable blindness, and managed to raise more than $1 million.

According to the Associated Press, Romney gave up to the five-time heavyweight champion after just two rounds.

PHOTO: Mitt Romney, left, and Evander Holyfield, right, face each other during an official weigh-in on May 14, 2015, in Holladay, Utah.
Mitt Romney, left, and Evander Holyfield, right, face each other during an official weigh-in on May 14, 2015, in Holladay, Utah.
Rick Bowmer/AP Photo

Before the political and athletic heavyweights entered the ring, there was plenty of hype and trash talk. On Thursday night - in classic boxing fashion - the two had a weigh-in. Romney came in at 179 pounds to Holyfield’s 236.

Before the match both parties also sent each other some not-so-subtle messages.

“Mitt, you can’t run, you can’t hide. Come and get your whuppin,’” Holyfield said in a hilarious video.

"It's true, I don't have much of a right hook, but when I get somebody's ear, I can be pretty formidable,” Romney warned the boxing champ, who had part of his ear bitten off by Mike Tyson in in 1997.

ABC News Live

ABC News Live

24/7 coverage of breaking news and live events