Lennox Lewis WANTS £76million fight Mike Tyson in a rematch

Lennox Lewis claims he would come out of retirement aged 53
11 March 2019

Lennox Lewis at 53 years old would love to rematch Mike Tyson in a boxing event if he was paid $100million (£76million).

The previous three-time world heavyweight champion beat Tyson through an eighth-round knockout in his penultimate battle in Memphis in 2002.

His next challenge, triumph over Vitali Klitschko in June 2003, was his last, while Tyson, 52, retired three fights later in 2005.

Lewis admitted to the Joe Rogan Podcast that the draw of a worthwhile payday could entice him into a rematch.

Lewis said: 'Well you know, I told people that I'd take my pyjamas off for a 100 mill (£76m)

'So if you're serious - come with it baby, show me the paper.'

Lewis additionally talked finally about the titantic conflict with Iron Mike in 2002, and how he had the benefit of his declining rival.

Lewis added: 'I looked at Tyson's history, he's coming from the same history that I'm coming from and he spent some time in incarceration.

'While he was in incarceration I'm still out there fighting and training hard, he didn't have that in there so when he came out it was like training again doing what he knows not what he loves, that's going to make him some money - that's going to put some food on the table.

'I look at old time fighters and say, what made them stay in boxing so long, that's the only thing they knew.

'They're not going to be no singer or dancer or whatever they only know boxing and this is where they get their money from so that's what forces them back into the ring.'

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