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MMA Crossfire – Liberal leader Justin Trudeau welcomed by Halifax’s Mickey MacDonald back to the boxing ring

Federal Liberal political party leader Justin Trudeau returned to the ring today and swapped punches with local businessman and former boxer Mickey MacDonald in Halifax Monday afternoon.

The action went down at Palooka’s Gym in Bedford, Nova Scotia, with proceeds benefiting the non-profit organization Family SOS.

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Federal Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, left, gets tagged with a left by Mickey MacDonald, a Halifax-area entrepreneur and philanthropist, at Palooka’s Gym in Bedford, N.S. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

Trudeau generated headlines in a similar exhibition bout in 2012 when he defeated former Conservative Patrick Brazeau by third round TKO.

Video courtesy Michael Den Tandt.

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Federal Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau chats with 17-year-old Roddy DeLeon after Trudeau’s boxing match with Mickey MacDonald. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan