Former heavyweight ruler Lennox Lewis has confirmed that discussions are underway for his boxing comeback.
The 55-year-old last fought on June 21, 2003 when he successfully defended his WBC title against Vitalt Klitschko. The fight came one year after Lewis knocked out long-term rival Mike Tyson in Memphis and the Brit has revealed that a rematch between himself and ‘Iron’ Mike is a possibility.
Tyson, 54, returned to the ring last November in an eight-round fight against fellow legend Roy Jones Jr. The exhibition bout ended in a draw and has since fuelled the seemingly unlikely comebacks of boxing icons such as Evander Holyfield and Oscar De La Hoya.
Holyfield has also put his name in the hat to meet Lewis in a third fight after negotiations for a trilogy bout against Tyson collapsed.
Commentating on the successful comeback of former heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Jr. at the weekend for FOX Sports, Lewis admitted that talks have have begun for Lewis-Tyson II.
“Not yet, but soon – maybe. We’re talking,” said the former WBC, IBF and WBO champion.
The admission comes several weeks after telling TMZ, “If the public wanted it then we would probably talk,” hinting at a comeback and a fight against the one-time, ‘Baddest man on the planet’.