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17 Sep-2 Oct 1988:  Lennox Lewis of Canada celebrates after receiving the gold medal for the Super Heavyweight bout against Riddick Bowe of the USA during the 1988 Olympics Games at the Olympic Stadium in Seoul, South Korea. (Getty Images)

17 Sep-2 Oct 1988: Lennox Lewis of Canada celebrates after receiving the gold medal for the Super Heavyweight bout against Riddick Bowe of the USA during the 1988 Olympics Games at the Olympic Stadium in Seoul, South Korea. (Getty Images)

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2 Oct 1988:  Heavyweight boxer Lennox Lewis of Canada carries his National flag during the closing ceremony of the 1988 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Seoul, South Korea. Lewis won a gold medal in his Super Heavyweight bout against Riddick Boweof the USA. (Getty Images)

2 Oct 1988: Heavyweight boxer Lennox Lewis of Canada carries his National flag during the closing ceremony of the 1988 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Seoul, South Korea. Lewis won a gold medal in his Super Heavyweight bout against Riddick Boweof the USA. (Getty Images)

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1992:  Portrait of WBC Heavyweight Champion boxer Lennox Lewis of Great Britain in Jamaica. (Getty Images)

1992: Portrait of WBC Heavyweight Champion boxer Lennox Lewis of Great Britain in Jamaica. (Getty Images)

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1992:   Heavyweight boxer Lennox Lewis of Great Britain shows off his WBC belt with his manager Frank Maloney. (Getty Images)

1992: Heavyweight boxer Lennox Lewis of Great Britain shows off his WBC belt with his manager Frank Maloney. (Getty Images)

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11 Dec 1992:  A portrait of Lennox Lewis of Great Britain outside the mirage hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Getty Images)

11 Dec 1992: A portrait of Lennox Lewis of Great Britain outside the mirage hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Getty Images)

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6 MAY 1994:  LENNOX LEWIS OF ENGLAND CELEBRATES HIS WIN OVER PHIL JACKSON WITH HIS MOTHER AFTER RETAIN HIS WBC HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE WITH AN 8TH ROUND TKO IN ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY.  (Getty Images)

6 MAY 1994: LENNOX LEWIS OF ENGLAND CELEBRATES HIS WIN OVER PHIL JACKSON WITH HIS MOTHER AFTER RETAIN HIS WBC HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE WITH AN 8TH ROUND TKO IN ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY. (Getty Images)

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24 SEP 1994:  LENNOX LEWIS IS KNOCKED OUT IN THE 2ND ROUND DURING THE LENNOX LEWIS V OLIVER MCCALL WBC HEAVYWEIGHT FIGHT AT WEMBLEY ARENA IN LONDON.  (Getty Images)

24 SEP 1994: LENNOX LEWIS IS KNOCKED OUT IN THE 2ND ROUND DURING THE LENNOX LEWIS V OLIVER MCCALL WBC HEAVYWEIGHT FIGHT AT WEMBLEY ARENA IN LONDON. (Getty Images)

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Oct 1995:  Portrait of Heavyweight boxer Lennox Lewis of Great Britain during pre-fight training in New York, USA.  (Getty Images)

Oct 1995: Portrait of Heavyweight boxer Lennox Lewis of Great Britain during pre-fight training in New York, USA. (Getty Images)

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26 Apr 1996:  Heavyweight boxer Lennox Lewis of Great Britain poses for a portrait during a training session in Poconos, Pennsylvania as he prepares for the fight against Ray Mercer on May 10th in New York. (Getty Images)

26 Apr 1996: Heavyweight boxer Lennox Lewis of Great Britain poses for a portrait during a training session in Poconos, Pennsylvania as he prepares for the fight against Ray Mercer on May 10th in New York. (Getty Images)

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7 Feb 1997: Oliver McCall looks on during a bout against Lennox Lewis at the Las Vegas Hilton in Las Vegas, Nevada. Lewis won the fight. (Getty Images)

7 Feb 1997: Oliver McCall looks on during a bout against Lennox Lewis at the Las Vegas Hilton in Las Vegas, Nevada. Lewis won the fight. (Getty Images)

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7 Feb 1997: Lennox Lewis celebrates after a bout against Oliver McCall at the Las Vegas Hilton in Las Vegas, Nevada. Lewis won the fight. (Getty Images)

7 Feb 1997: Lennox Lewis celebrates after a bout against Oliver McCall at the Las Vegas Hilton in Las Vegas, Nevada. Lewis won the fight. (Getty Images)

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7 Feb 1997: Oliver McCall stumbles as Lennox Lewis looks on during a bout at the Las Vegas Hilton in Las Vegas, Nevada. Lewis won the fight. (Getty Images)

7 Feb 1997: Oliver McCall stumbles as Lennox Lewis looks on during a bout at the Las Vegas Hilton in Las Vegas, Nevada. Lewis won the fight. (Getty Images)

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7 Feb 1997: Lennox Lewis and Oliver McCall trade blows during a bout at the Las Vegas Hilton in Las Vegas, Nevada. Lewis won the fight. (Getty Images)

7 Feb 1997: Lennox Lewis and Oliver McCall trade blows during a bout at the Las Vegas Hilton in Las Vegas, Nevada. Lewis won the fight. (Getty Images)

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30 Nov 1998:  Lennox Lewis (left) and Evander Holyfield display their title belts during the Holyfield- Lewis Press Conference at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York. (Getty Images)

30 Nov 1998: Lennox Lewis (left) and Evander Holyfield display their title belts during the Holyfield- Lewis Press Conference at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York. (Getty Images)

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PENNSYLVANIA - FEBRUARY 01 :  WBC Champion Lennox Lewis of Great Britain in prime shape for his World Heavyweight unification fight with Evander Holyfield  at his training camp at the Caesars Brookdale Resort, Mount Pocono in Pennsylvania, USA. (Getty Images)

PENNSYLVANIA - FEBRUARY 01 : WBC Champion Lennox Lewis of Great Britain in prime shape for his World Heavyweight unification fight with Evander Holyfield at his training camp at the Caesars Brookdale Resort, Mount Pocono in Pennsylvania, USA. (Getty Images)

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2000:  Portrait of Undisputed World Heavyweight Champion, Lennox Lewis. (Getty Images)

2000: Portrait of Undisputed World Heavyweight Champion, Lennox Lewis. (Getty Images)

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2000:  Portrait of Undisputed World Heavyweight Champion, Lennox Lewis, with his championship belts (Getty Images)

2000: Portrait of Undisputed World Heavyweight Champion, Lennox Lewis, with his championship belts (Getty Images)

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LOS ANGELES - JUNE 21:  Lennox Lewis celebrates the victory over Vitali Klitschko in the WBC and IBO World Heavyweight Championship bout at the Staples Center on June 21, 2003 in Los Angeles, California.  Lennox Lewis (41-2-1) defeated Vitali Klitschko (32-2) by TKO in the sixth round. (Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES - JUNE 21: Lennox Lewis celebrates the victory over Vitali Klitschko in the WBC and IBO World Heavyweight Championship bout at the Staples Center on June 21, 2003 in Los Angeles, California. Lennox Lewis (41-2-1) defeated Vitali Klitschko (32-2) by TKO in the sixth round. (Getty Images)

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Former Undisputed World Heavyweight Champion, Lennox Lewis (Getty Images)
Leigh Copson 28 Apr 2021
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Lennox Lewis will return to the boxing ring in September to take on fellow legend Mike Tyson.

That is the claim ‘Iron Mike’ has made following the collapse of a proposed rematch with Evander Holyfield.

Tyson told TMZ: “I’m gonna fight Lennox Lewis… September.”

Tyson, 54, returned to the ring last November for an exhibition fight with Roy Jones Jr.

Former undisputed heavyweight champion Lewis, 55, has not fought since June 2003.

His final outing saw him beat Vitali Klitschko in a fight that was stopped due to a huge gash on the challenger’s face. 

If Lewis and Tyson do meet in September it will be a rematch from their June 2002 bout.

Lewis dominated and stopped Tyson in the eighth round after a bad-tempered build-up.

The two men brawled at a press conference and Tyson later admitted to biting Lewis’ leg during the scuffle.
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    17 Sep-2 Oct 1988:  Lennox Lewis of Canada celebrates after receiving the gold medal for the Super Heavyweight bout against Riddick Bowe of the USA during the 1988 Olympics Games at the Olympic Stadium in Seoul, South Korea. (Getty Images) +

    17 Sep-2 Oct 1988: Lennox Lewis of Canada celebrates after receiving the gold medal for the Super Heavyweight bout against Riddick Bowe of the USA during the 1988 Olympics Games at the Olympic Stadium in Seoul, South Korea. (Getty Images)

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    2 Oct 1988:  Heavyweight boxer Lennox Lewis of Canada carries his National flag during the closing ceremony of the 1988 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Seoul, South Korea. Lewis won a gold medal in his Super Heavyweight bout against Riddick Boweof the USA. (Getty Images) +

    2 Oct 1988: Heavyweight boxer Lennox Lewis of Canada carries his National flag during the closing ceremony of the 1988 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Seoul, South Korea. Lewis won a gold medal in his Super Heavyweight bout against Riddick Boweof the USA. (Getty Images)

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    1992:  Portrait of WBC Heavyweight Champion boxer Lennox Lewis of Great Britain in Jamaica. (Getty Images) +

    1992: Portrait of WBC Heavyweight Champion boxer Lennox Lewis of Great Britain in Jamaica. (Getty Images)

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    1992:   Heavyweight boxer Lennox Lewis of Great Britain shows off his WBC belt with his manager Frank Maloney. (Getty Images) +

    1992: Heavyweight boxer Lennox Lewis of Great Britain shows off his WBC belt with his manager Frank Maloney. (Getty Images)

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    11 Dec 1992:  A portrait of Lennox Lewis of Great Britain outside the mirage hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Getty Images) +

    11 Dec 1992: A portrait of Lennox Lewis of Great Britain outside the mirage hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Getty Images)

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    6 MAY 1994:  LENNOX LEWIS OF ENGLAND CELEBRATES HIS WIN OVER PHIL JACKSON WITH HIS MOTHER AFTER RETAIN HIS WBC HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE WITH AN 8TH ROUND TKO IN ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY.  (Getty Images) +

    6 MAY 1994: LENNOX LEWIS OF ENGLAND CELEBRATES HIS WIN OVER PHIL JACKSON WITH HIS MOTHER AFTER RETAIN HIS WBC HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE WITH AN 8TH ROUND TKO IN ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY. (Getty Images)

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    24 SEP 1994:  LENNOX LEWIS IS KNOCKED OUT IN THE 2ND ROUND DURING THE LENNOX LEWIS V OLIVER MCCALL WBC HEAVYWEIGHT FIGHT AT WEMBLEY ARENA IN LONDON.  (Getty Images) +

    24 SEP 1994: LENNOX LEWIS IS KNOCKED OUT IN THE 2ND ROUND DURING THE LENNOX LEWIS V OLIVER MCCALL WBC HEAVYWEIGHT FIGHT AT WEMBLEY ARENA IN LONDON. (Getty Images)

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    Oct 1995:  Portrait of Heavyweight boxer Lennox Lewis of Great Britain during pre-fight training in New York, USA.  (Getty Images) +

    Oct 1995: Portrait of Heavyweight boxer Lennox Lewis of Great Britain during pre-fight training in New York, USA. (Getty Images)

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    26 Apr 1996:  Heavyweight boxer Lennox Lewis of Great Britain poses for a portrait during a training session in Poconos, Pennsylvania as he prepares for the fight against Ray Mercer on May 10th in New York. (Getty Images) +

    26 Apr 1996: Heavyweight boxer Lennox Lewis of Great Britain poses for a portrait during a training session in Poconos, Pennsylvania as he prepares for the fight against Ray Mercer on May 10th in New York. (Getty Images)

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    7 Feb 1997: Oliver McCall looks on during a bout against Lennox Lewis at the Las Vegas Hilton in Las Vegas, Nevada. Lewis won the fight. (Getty Images) +

    7 Feb 1997: Oliver McCall looks on during a bout against Lennox Lewis at the Las Vegas Hilton in Las Vegas, Nevada. Lewis won the fight. (Getty Images)

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    7 Feb 1997: Lennox Lewis celebrates after a bout against Oliver McCall at the Las Vegas Hilton in Las Vegas, Nevada. Lewis won the fight. (Getty Images) +

    7 Feb 1997: Lennox Lewis celebrates after a bout against Oliver McCall at the Las Vegas Hilton in Las Vegas, Nevada. Lewis won the fight. (Getty Images)

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    7 Feb 1997: Oliver McCall stumbles as Lennox Lewis looks on during a bout at the Las Vegas Hilton in Las Vegas, Nevada. Lewis won the fight. (Getty Images) +

    7 Feb 1997: Oliver McCall stumbles as Lennox Lewis looks on during a bout at the Las Vegas Hilton in Las Vegas, Nevada. Lewis won the fight. (Getty Images)

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    7 Feb 1997: Lennox Lewis and Oliver McCall trade blows during a bout at the Las Vegas Hilton in Las Vegas, Nevada. Lewis won the fight. (Getty Images) +

    7 Feb 1997: Lennox Lewis and Oliver McCall trade blows during a bout at the Las Vegas Hilton in Las Vegas, Nevada. Lewis won the fight. (Getty Images)

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    30 Nov 1998:  Lennox Lewis (left) and Evander Holyfield display their title belts during the Holyfield- Lewis Press Conference at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York. (Getty Images) +

    30 Nov 1998: Lennox Lewis (left) and Evander Holyfield display their title belts during the Holyfield- Lewis Press Conference at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York. (Getty Images)

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    PENNSYLVANIA - FEBRUARY 01 :  WBC Champion Lennox Lewis of Great Britain in prime shape for his World Heavyweight unification fight with Evander Holyfield  at his training camp at the Caesars Brookdale Resort, Mount Pocono in Pennsylvania, USA. (Getty Images) +

    PENNSYLVANIA - FEBRUARY 01 : WBC Champion Lennox Lewis of Great Britain in prime shape for his World Heavyweight unification fight with Evander Holyfield at his training camp at the Caesars Brookdale Resort, Mount Pocono in Pennsylvania, USA. (Getty Images)

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    2000:  Portrait of Undisputed World Heavyweight Champion, Lennox Lewis. (Getty Images) +

    2000: Portrait of Undisputed World Heavyweight Champion, Lennox Lewis. (Getty Images)

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    2000:  Portrait of Undisputed World Heavyweight Champion, Lennox Lewis, with his championship belts (Getty Images) +

    2000: Portrait of Undisputed World Heavyweight Champion, Lennox Lewis, with his championship belts (Getty Images)

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    LOS ANGELES - JUNE 21:  Lennox Lewis celebrates the victory over Vitali Klitschko in the WBC and IBO World Heavyweight Championship bout at the Staples Center on June 21, 2003 in Los Angeles, California.  Lennox Lewis (41-2-1) defeated Vitali Klitschko (32-2) by TKO in the sixth round. (Getty Images) +

    LOS ANGELES - JUNE 21: Lennox Lewis celebrates the victory over Vitali Klitschko in the WBC and IBO World Heavyweight Championship bout at the Staples Center on June 21, 2003 in Los Angeles, California. Lennox Lewis (41-2-1) defeated Vitali Klitschko (32-2) by TKO in the sixth round. (Getty Images)

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17 Sep-2 Oct 1988:  Lennox Lewis of Canada celebrates after receiving the gold medal for the Super Heavyweight bout against Riddick Bowe of the USA during the 1988 Olympics Games at the Olympic Stadium in Seoul, South Korea. (Getty Images)

17 Sep-2 Oct 1988: Lennox Lewis of Canada celebrates after receiving the gold medal for the Super Heavyweight bout against Riddick Bowe of the USA during the 1988 Olympics Games at the Olympic Stadium in Seoul, South Korea. (Getty Images)

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2 Oct 1988:  Heavyweight boxer Lennox Lewis of Canada carries his National flag during the closing ceremony of the 1988 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Seoul, South Korea. Lewis won a gold medal in his Super Heavyweight bout against Riddick Boweof the USA. (Getty Images)

2 Oct 1988: Heavyweight boxer Lennox Lewis of Canada carries his National flag during the closing ceremony of the 1988 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Seoul, South Korea. Lewis won a gold medal in his Super Heavyweight bout against Riddick Boweof the USA. (Getty Images)

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1992:  Portrait of WBC Heavyweight Champion boxer Lennox Lewis of Great Britain in Jamaica. (Getty Images)

1992: Portrait of WBC Heavyweight Champion boxer Lennox Lewis of Great Britain in Jamaica. (Getty Images)

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1992:   Heavyweight boxer Lennox Lewis of Great Britain shows off his WBC belt with his manager Frank Maloney. (Getty Images)

1992: Heavyweight boxer Lennox Lewis of Great Britain shows off his WBC belt with his manager Frank Maloney. (Getty Images)

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11 Dec 1992:  A portrait of Lennox Lewis of Great Britain outside the mirage hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Getty Images)

11 Dec 1992: A portrait of Lennox Lewis of Great Britain outside the mirage hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Getty Images)

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6 MAY 1994:  LENNOX LEWIS OF ENGLAND CELEBRATES HIS WIN OVER PHIL JACKSON WITH HIS MOTHER AFTER RETAIN HIS WBC HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE WITH AN 8TH ROUND TKO IN ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY.  (Getty Images)

6 MAY 1994: LENNOX LEWIS OF ENGLAND CELEBRATES HIS WIN OVER PHIL JACKSON WITH HIS MOTHER AFTER RETAIN HIS WBC HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE WITH AN 8TH ROUND TKO IN ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY. (Getty Images)

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24 SEP 1994:  LENNOX LEWIS IS KNOCKED OUT IN THE 2ND ROUND DURING THE LENNOX LEWIS V OLIVER MCCALL WBC HEAVYWEIGHT FIGHT AT WEMBLEY ARENA IN LONDON.  (Getty Images)

24 SEP 1994: LENNOX LEWIS IS KNOCKED OUT IN THE 2ND ROUND DURING THE LENNOX LEWIS V OLIVER MCCALL WBC HEAVYWEIGHT FIGHT AT WEMBLEY ARENA IN LONDON. (Getty Images)

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Oct 1995:  Portrait of Heavyweight boxer Lennox Lewis of Great Britain during pre-fight training in New York, USA.  (Getty Images)

Oct 1995: Portrait of Heavyweight boxer Lennox Lewis of Great Britain during pre-fight training in New York, USA. (Getty Images)

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26 Apr 1996:  Heavyweight boxer Lennox Lewis of Great Britain poses for a portrait during a training session in Poconos, Pennsylvania as he prepares for the fight against Ray Mercer on May 10th in New York. (Getty Images)

26 Apr 1996: Heavyweight boxer Lennox Lewis of Great Britain poses for a portrait during a training session in Poconos, Pennsylvania as he prepares for the fight against Ray Mercer on May 10th in New York. (Getty Images)

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7 Feb 1997: Oliver McCall looks on during a bout against Lennox Lewis at the Las Vegas Hilton in Las Vegas, Nevada. Lewis won the fight. (Getty Images)

7 Feb 1997: Oliver McCall looks on during a bout against Lennox Lewis at the Las Vegas Hilton in Las Vegas, Nevada. Lewis won the fight. (Getty Images)

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7 Feb 1997: Lennox Lewis celebrates after a bout against Oliver McCall at the Las Vegas Hilton in Las Vegas, Nevada. Lewis won the fight. (Getty Images)

7 Feb 1997: Lennox Lewis celebrates after a bout against Oliver McCall at the Las Vegas Hilton in Las Vegas, Nevada. Lewis won the fight. (Getty Images)

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7 Feb 1997: Oliver McCall stumbles as Lennox Lewis looks on during a bout at the Las Vegas Hilton in Las Vegas, Nevada. Lewis won the fight. (Getty Images)

7 Feb 1997: Oliver McCall stumbles as Lennox Lewis looks on during a bout at the Las Vegas Hilton in Las Vegas, Nevada. Lewis won the fight. (Getty Images)

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7 Feb 1997: Lennox Lewis and Oliver McCall trade blows during a bout at the Las Vegas Hilton in Las Vegas, Nevada. Lewis won the fight. (Getty Images)

7 Feb 1997: Lennox Lewis and Oliver McCall trade blows during a bout at the Las Vegas Hilton in Las Vegas, Nevada. Lewis won the fight. (Getty Images)

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30 Nov 1998:  Lennox Lewis (left) and Evander Holyfield display their title belts during the Holyfield- Lewis Press Conference at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York. (Getty Images)

30 Nov 1998: Lennox Lewis (left) and Evander Holyfield display their title belts during the Holyfield- Lewis Press Conference at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York. (Getty Images)

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PENNSYLVANIA - FEBRUARY 01 :  WBC Champion Lennox Lewis of Great Britain in prime shape for his World Heavyweight unification fight with Evander Holyfield  at his training camp at the Caesars Brookdale Resort, Mount Pocono in Pennsylvania, USA. (Getty Images)

PENNSYLVANIA - FEBRUARY 01 : WBC Champion Lennox Lewis of Great Britain in prime shape for his World Heavyweight unification fight with Evander Holyfield at his training camp at the Caesars Brookdale Resort, Mount Pocono in Pennsylvania, USA. (Getty Images)

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2000:  Portrait of Undisputed World Heavyweight Champion, Lennox Lewis. (Getty Images)

2000: Portrait of Undisputed World Heavyweight Champion, Lennox Lewis. (Getty Images)

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2000:  Portrait of Undisputed World Heavyweight Champion, Lennox Lewis, with his championship belts (Getty Images)

2000: Portrait of Undisputed World Heavyweight Champion, Lennox Lewis, with his championship belts (Getty Images)

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LOS ANGELES - JUNE 21:  Lennox Lewis celebrates the victory over Vitali Klitschko in the WBC and IBO World Heavyweight Championship bout at the Staples Center on June 21, 2003 in Los Angeles, California.  Lennox Lewis (41-2-1) defeated Vitali Klitschko (32-2) by TKO in the sixth round. (Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES - JUNE 21: Lennox Lewis celebrates the victory over Vitali Klitschko in the WBC and IBO World Heavyweight Championship bout at the Staples Center on June 21, 2003 in Los Angeles, California. Lennox Lewis (41-2-1) defeated Vitali Klitschko (32-2) by TKO in the sixth round. (Getty Images)

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