Saturday, February 24, 2007

Lennox Lewis to fight Vitali Klitschko; Bob Arum confirms Big fight in the Making

According to news paper reports published in in the UK, Lennox Lewis was last night being linked with a boxing comeback at the age of 41.

The reports indicate that Lennox Lewis is reportedly tempted to make a comeback and would be facing his bitter rival Vitali Klitschko in London sometime later this year.

According to reports published in the UK news papers, Promoter Bob Arum was last night quoted as saying "Lennox has been discussing the prospect of a one-off, world title rematch with Klitschko. I am told Lennox is back in the gym. This is an enormous fight in the making.'

One publication, quotes Arum as saying: "Lennox has been discussing with his pals at HBO the prospect of a one-off world title re-match with Klitschko.

"No matter how often a boxer says he will never come back, the money always talks louder in the end if the offer is big enough. I am told Lennox is back in the gym and this is an enormous fight in the making."

The news papers further report that Promoter Frank Warren has been alerted that Lewis is pondering a championship rematch with Vitali Klitschko. Warren is looking into potential dates at Wembley. The dates indicated are somewhere between late September and early November. Warren is also preparing a purse bid which the report says "could easily yield $25 million for Lennox alone".

Warren quoted by the news said: "I would expect a live gate of between 60,000 and 75,000 spectators for a trans-Atlantic pay-per-view fight with a total worth of anything from $50m to $75m.""

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