The Briton last fought in 2003 but may be about to lace up his gloves again
Lennox Lewis is reportedly planning to make a sensational return to the ring to face Vitali Klitschko.
The 52-year-old – the last undisputed heavyweight world champion – is eyeing an exhibition bout with his old Ukrainian rival later this year.
The duo fought in 2003 and Lewis was given one of the most testing nights of his career before the fight was stopped in the sixth due to a severe cut to Klitschko’s left eye.
It proved to be the final fight of Lewis’ career, but the Briton may now lace up his gloves once more, according to World Boxing News.
Klitschko is the mayor of Kiev, which will host the WBC convention between September 30 and October 5, and is reported to have held talks with Lewis about an exhibition bout.
Klitschko recently spoke of his disappointment at not being granted a rematch with Lewis,
“Lennox Lewis after the fight promised me to give me rematch and I very appreciated I had a chance to fight the great champion, great fighter that’s in Lennox Lewis,” he told Sirius XM Boxing Radio.
“I showed my skills and I beat him but they stopped the fight and I was really upset. Lennox was very happy, but after the fight Lennox told me, ‘Don’t worry, I promise you I give you rematch and we will fight again’ but, we made negotiation and Lennox invite me to his office in London to sign the contract, the fight contract for the next fight.
“I was surprised Lennox tell me, ‘Please we talk together just you and me, don’t bring the lawyers don’t bring anybody, we talk together.’
“I come to his office I was really surprised Lennox was not alone, with his mom. We talk about the next fight, I guess two hours and mom doesn’t say one word.
“They scanned me with the eye, and the mom from Lennox was bigger and wiser…I know his mom was always in camp, mom was always by Lennox’s fights.
“I leave the office, Lennox calls me and told me, ‘Vitali, sorry, I no fight you’, and I understand. His mom don’t like me and says to Lennox, ‘Lennox, better not to fight Klitschko again.’
“Yeah I was a little bit upset but anyway thank you for Lennox, he gave me chance to prove my skills against the best boxer in my career.”