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Lennox Lewis was going to retire after Tyson
Just interesting as a lot of people say he was still prime when he fought Vitali and was planning to continue for a long time.
Ukraine-born Klitschko, who has lived in LA for the past two years, took Lewis to court in a bid to enforce his status as WBC mandatory contender. Lewis added: "In my mind I had it to retire after I knocked out Tyson.
"But then I decided against making an immediate decision and waited to see if boxing was still there in my blood.
"It was only a couple of months ago that I really got the taste again when all these guys were taking me to court.
"Klitschko took me to court to get my belts, the WBC wanted to strip me, so I thought 'If they want it that badly, then let them try to take it in the right place - the ring, not the courts'.
"This is not a grudge match against Klitschko but more against his promoter Peter Kohl.
"He's putting his little Vitali in the ring with the real lion and I'm getting the same kind of feeling as when I face a Don King boxer - he is going to get done."