Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Lewis Not Coming Back, Vitali Upset

By Rick Reeno

Lennox Lewis has released a statement to the Associated Press stating that he is not coming back to Boxing.

"I want to reiterate what I said when I retired in February 2004 that I was fortunate to leave the sport on my own terms and that I will be one of the few heavyweight champions in history to retire on top and stay retired," said Lewis.

There was a Boxing frenzy when a London tabloid printed quoted comments from Lennox Lewis that stated he was coming back to the ring. Every single news outlet in the world jumped on board and reported the Lewis comeback, Vitali heard the news and thought his dreams were answered.

Once Manny Steward, close friend and former trainer of Lewis said he knew nothing of a comeback, the comeback of Lewis looked very suspect.

Vitali Klitschko, who is preparing for a May title defense against Hasim Rahman was over joyed by the new of a Lewis return and stated to the press that he was ready, willing and able to fight Lewis in a rematch.

The Klitchko camp released an exclusive statement from Vitali Klitschko to BoxingScene regarding the recent statement of Lewis.

"It is very unfortunate that Lennox Lewis is not coming back to make good on his promise to give me a rematch. The fans deserve to see a rematch." said Vitali

Tags:
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by SonnyJ on 01-29-2005

he should never have gotten his hopes up. lewis was never coming back.

Comment by Bryght on 01-27-2005

[QUOTE=xrhythmxnxbluesx]good for lewis... at least he's one of the few great fighters retiring on his own terms unlike other great champs...[/QUOTE] Lummox Lewis retired in order to [I]avoid[/I] Vitali and he knows if he comes back, Vitali will be waiting.…

Comment by Mikeystlasvegas22 on 01-25-2005

Vitali Should Be Mad He Want To Fight A Real Man Lewis Aint Going To Win Againist Vitali

Comment by xrhythmxnxbluesx on 01-24-2005

good for lewis... at least he's one of the few great fighters retiring on his own terms unlike other great champs...

Comment by adeelr on 01-24-2005

Good for lewis bad for vitali...man but it would have been fun to watch them go at it one more time...

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (7)
Top Headlines Victor Ortiz Arrested For Driving Under The Influence Joseph Parker Avoids Social Media as Fight Rumors Swirl Walters Warns Lomachenko: Remember Donaire? I Want a KO! Milan Melindo vs. Fahlan Sakkreerin, IBF Interim on November 26 Mayweather: If McGregor Stole My Blueprint, It's a Good Thing! Lomachenko vs. Walters Made Official For November 26, HBO Ganigan Lopez Injured: Pedro Guevara Will Now Face Tomogdan Robert Helenius To Return on December Date in Helsinki Randy Petalcorin Domintes Donnie Mabao Over Ten Rounds Joseph Parker vs. Andy Ruiz For Vacant WBO Title? Tyson Fury Will NOT Return in 2016, Says Peter Fury Sosa-Smith Winner is Contractually Bound To Face Fortuna Next Photos: Braehmer, Cleverly - Face To Face at Final Presser David Price Wants Parker or Top Name on Nov. 26, Not Allen Kell Brook Has Surgery - Wants Canelo, Cotto, Khan in 2017 Dennis Ceylan in Toughest Camp Ever For Ryan Walsh Clash Michael Conlan, Donnelly Named in Olympic Betting Judgement Diego Magdaleno vs. Art Hovhannisyan Set For October 7 Parker's Trainer: Dimitrenko is Bigger Challenge Than Haumono Tommy Langford-Sam Sheedy For Vacant British Belt, Oct. 22 Lou DiBella, Gary Shaw Fire Back at Jose Pedraza's Manager Duva: 'Modest Aspirations' For Kovalev-Ward PPV Performance Mayweather Sr: If Pacquiao Lost To Floyd Again, He'd Claim Injury Roach Will Have Pacquiao, Zou Shiming Spar as Bouts Near Parker's Title Prospects Increase as WBO Pressures Tyson Fury David Price vs. David Allen Clash in Play For October 15 Photos: Joseph Parker, Alexander Dimitrenko - Go Face To Face Miguel Cotto Return Targeted For February at Barclays Center Jose Ramirez: Pacquiao is Very Strong, Very Fast in Sparring Cecilia Braekhus Achieves Dream of Headlining on Home Soil Arum Rips: Golden Boy's Flat Fee Offer To Golovkin is Bullsh*t! Video: Bob Arum on Pacquiao Card, Future of PPV, More Estrada's Promoter Expects Chocolatito To Get KO'd in Rematch Photos: Mike Lee, Chris Traietti - Go Face To Face in Chicago Yordenis Ugas Demolishes Bryant Perrella in Four Rounds Magdaleno Confident of Making 122, Feels Donaire Has Aged Video: Pacquiao vs. Vargas Undercard Press Conference Jacobs' Trainer: Danny Not Afraid, He Will Curdle Golovkin's Milk! Donnie Nietes Feels Good at 112, Eyes WBO World Title Shot Ashley Theophane Tops Mayweather Promotions Card on Oct. 8
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement