Lennox Lewis Wants $100 Million For Riddick Bowe Comeback Fight
By Mike Parrott
Riddick Bowe is dead-set on a return to the Boxing Ring. The 52-year-old wants to fight Lennox Lewis now, 27 years after ducking the Brit.
The American former-Heavyweight Champion, thinks it's time to come out of retirement to give Boxing a go again. Bowe hasn't fought since 2008 and wants Lennox Lewis, the Boxer he famously ducked back in 1992.
However, getting Lewis might be harder than initially thought with the Brit wanting $100 Million to stage the fight.
Team Bowe, headed by Eli Karabell told WorldBoxingNews:
"We want to fight Lennox Lewis. We entered negotiations with them to attempt a fight but they broke down when Lennox's manager asked to not call her anymore.
"They text saying they wanted $100m for the fight and that my number was blocked. I would be tempted to negotiate a fight with Lennox (himself) as well."
Karabell and Bowe actually went straight to MatchRoom's Eddie Hearn to work out and promote the fight for them. The Essex-born Promoter is synonymous with making the biggest fights happen without much of a problem.
"I ended the messages with, 'Team Bowe will be in touch' but she is saying I'm not part of his team. But maybe Eddie Hearn could host it in Saudi Arabia?"
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Maybe we'll finally get the fight that we deserved in 1992, it just might not be at the same level of quality as back then.