Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Lennox Lewis Coming Back, Klitschko Says "Let's Do It"

By Rick Reeno

BoxingScene has gotten the needed confirmation to what will be the biggest story of the year. Former heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis is coming out of retirement to face WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko.

There has been no date set for the fight, there is no venue, the fight should land around mid-year and the financial numbers for the bout are nearing $39 million dollars. Lennox said that he could not turn that kind of money down.

Lewis has not fought since his 2003 bout with Vitali Klitschko. Lewis stopped Klistchko in 6 rounds due to severe cuts on the face of Klitschko. Klitschko had Lewis in all sorts of trouble during the bout and was leading on the score cards at the time of the stoppage.

Fans have been dying to find out what would of happened between the two men if the ring doctor did not stop the fight. Lewis retired right after the Klitschko bout, making the rematch impossible. Vitali went on to make his own name in the heavyweight division, he destroyed Kirk Johnson, defeated South African Corrie Sanders for the vacant WBC heavyweight title Lewis left behind and recently crushed Danny Williams.

Lewis made comments to the UK press that he is coming back strong to settle the score with Klitschko once and for all.

"I've had to listen to a lot of rubbish from Klitschko and he is starting to get on my nerves I'm making a comeback later this year. The money is up to 21 million pounds ($39.3 million US) right now and I simply can't turn that much cash down. said Lewis

"I'm going to start training seriously and I'm going back to England to start sorting this out. I need the money just like everyone else and it's just too good to turn down."

Bernd Boente, who is the manager of Vitali Klitschko was on BBC Radio Five Live and said that Klitschko is ready.

"I have talked to Vitali and he's happy to go."

Tags:
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by TheKza on 07-14-2011

Lets Go Lennox, Easy Money!

Comment by Holmes on 07-14-2011

LETS DO IT!!!! :boxing:

Comment by Cash Cow on 07-08-2011

[QUOTE=Rick Reeno;124984]BoxingScene has gotten the needed confirmation to what will be the biggest story of the year. Former heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis is coming out of retirement to face WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko. There has been no date set…

Comment by Holmes on 07-08-2011

600,000 ppv buys

Comment by Kagami Taiga on 07-08-2011

loser...look at the date b4 u bump the thread. too bad this never happened tho.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (11)
Top Headlines Dmitry Bivol To Take Some Time Off, Return Planned For The Fall Canelo Paying No Mind to Being Underdog Against Golovkin Photos: Sammy Valentin Putting in Work For Giovani Santillan Boxer Killed By Masked Gunmen After Leaving Gym in Mexico City Ellerbe: Fight is 50-50, But Broner Needs A-Game To Beat Garcia Deontay Wilder Erupts, Tears Apart Hearn and Whyte Over Offer Hughie Fury To Stay Busy With July 8 Return at Copper Box Abel Sanchez Says Kovalev is Stubborn, Was Difficult To Train Golovkin: If I Finished Jacobs, Probably Don't Have Canelo Fight Now That Mayweather is Active Again, Canelo Wants a Rematch Flanagan vs. Verdejo With Tentative Date of September 16 Kautondokwa Is Eager to Face Billy Joe Saunders in September Inquest Finds That Davey Browne's Death Was Preventable Eubank Sr: I Know How To Beat Mayweather, I May Tell McGregor! Canelo Aims To Do a Real Number on GGG: No Rematch Needed Boxing: Not Dying. Again. Mikkel Kessler To Pass on WBSS Wild Card, Eyes Fall Ring Return De La Hoya Not Happy With "Disrespectful" Dana White Over Date Taking a Look at Some of Boxing's Greatest Upsets Milan Melindo To Make First Defense of IBF Belt on September 16 De La Hoya Promises Earlier Start Time for Canelo-Golovkin Abel Sanchez Not on Press Tour, Awaits Golovkin vs. Canelo GGG Not Worried About Mexicans Turning on Him in Canelo Bout Jose Zepeda Picks Up WBO Regional Belt With TKO of Zamudio Mikkel Kessler To Be Part of The World Boxing Super Series Golovkin: Ward-Kovalev Rematch Was Stopped 'A Little Bit Early' Cotto Not Worried About Mayweather-McGregor on Same Date Canelo, GGG on Mayweather-McGregor: Ours is a 'Real Fight!' Jeyvier Cintron, Serrano, Oquendo Part of New PRBBP Series McGregor's Boxing Coach Confident Mayweather Gets KO'd Nelson: Ward Gets Drilled By Joshua, He Should Face Bellew Luis Arias Makes His Statement, Seeks Late Summer Fight Yunier Dorticos Signs On For World Boxing Super Series Kell Brook: Looking To Enter Camp in Summer, Fight in 2017 Badou Jack: Mayweather Looking Sharp, He'll Destroy McGregor! Kovalev: Ward Was Better, But I Fought Two People In the Ring Canelo: Golovkin One-Dimensional; I Thought He Lost to Jacobs Andre Ward-Sergey Kovalev II: Post-Fight Report Card Frank Warren Discusses Canelo vs. Golovkin, Saunders Ceylan Tests Positive For Cocaine, Mann Returns, Nielsen News
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement