Mike Tyson claims he will fight Lennox Lewis in an epic rematch against his old foe in September
Mike Tyson claims he will fight Lennox Lewis, 55, in an epic rematch against his old foe in September as the 54-year-old heavyweight steps up plans for lucrative exhibition bouts after returning to the ring last year
Tyson made his highly-anticipated return to the ring against Roy Jones Jr last year and has since declared his interest in setting up further lucrative exhibition bouts – including against old foe Evander Holyfield.
But speaking to TMZ, Iron Mike said he had agreed to take on undisputed heavyweight champion Lewis later on this year, simply saying: ‘I’m gonna fight Lennox Lewis. September.’
The two-time heavyweight world champion was knocked out by Lewis when they last fought in 2002, with the British star handing the American his fourth career defeat while confirming his name as the top fighter in the world.
In February Lewis said he would consider fighting Tyson again after watching him make his return to the ring against Jones Jr, but only if ‘the public wanted it’.
‘If the public wanted it then we would probably talk,’ he told TMZ. I don’t know. I don’t really have nothing pushing me in the ring right now.