Lennox Lewis Vows To Come Out Of Retirement To Fight Rival Mike Tyson For £76 Million

Boxing promoters around the world, you heard Lennox Lewis; he's vowed to come out of retirement and fight rival Mike Tyson for £76 million.

Lewis and Tyson fought for the WBC, IBF, IBO, The Ring Magazine and Lineal heavyweight titles 17 years ago with the Briton-fighter bagging all the belts after knocking out the American.

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Speaking on Joe Rogan's podcast, the 53-year-old has revealed he would rematch Tyson but only for a $100 million (£76 million) purse.

"Well you know, I told people that I'd take my pyjamas off for a 100 mill (£76m)," he said. "So if you're serious - come with it baby, show me the paper.

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

"While he was 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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Image: PA

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Image: PA

After beating Tyson in 2002, Lewis defended his crown against Vitali Klitschko before retiring at the top of the world.

Though the former undisputed heavyweight king is eyeing up a return to the ring.

Get your cheque books out, lads?!

There could be a gap in the heavyweight market for a mega-fight with Anthony Joshua, Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder refusing to fight each other this year.

I kid, of course, but would you be interested in Lewis vs. Tyson 2? Let us know.

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.

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