Lennox Lewis Willing to Give Mike Tyson a Shot at Redemption

Published 03/02/2021, 10:00 PM EST
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – FEBRUARY 22: (L-R) Former Heavyweight Champions Mike Tyson, Lennox Lewis and Evander Holyfield are honored prior to the Heavyweight bout for Wilder’s WBC and Fury’s lineal heavyweight title between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder on February 22, 2020 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)


Ex-unified heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis wants to square-off with his former foe Mike Tyson in a re-match, only if the fans want it to happen. Lewis has already beaten Tyson in their original matchup in 2003.

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It was a bad-blood feud that saw both the men drag each other to the extreme. However, Lewis bagged the last laugh and after almost two decades to the clash, he has desired to re-set the fight for once and all.

In recent times, several boxers have shown their interest in exhibition fights including the likes of Oscar De La Hoya, Floyd Mayweather, and others. That said, Mike Tyson has already staged his return against Roy Jones Jr. and vows to re-appear in the ring.

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So, Lewis might have felt the itch to fight again, and it can’t be better if he claims a rematch with the boxing superstar Mike Tyson. Speaking with TMZ, ‘The Lion’ opened up on his plans.

“If the public wanted it then we would probably talk. I don’t know. I don’t really have nothing pushing me in the ring right now. People would love to see that fight but I don’t know,” said Lennox Lewis.

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Meanwhile, Tyson has received a lot of offers from his former rivals and Lewis is not the only one to have challenged him. Evander Holyfield, one of his prime rivals, has also called out Tyson. So, we can expect something massive to unfold in the coming days.

What’s next for Mike Tyson?

Despite claiming to be active with exhibition bouts, Tyson seems to have no fights on his radar. Although many such matchups are in talks, none have turned out to be fruitful. Nevertheless, Tyson is busy with his podcast. Moreover, he has a cannabis ranch in California.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 28: Mike Tyson exits the ring after receiving a split draw against Roy Jones Jr. during Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr. presented by Triller at Staples Center on November 28, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Triller)

However, his love for the sport continues to bring him into the squared circle. As he stepped up against Roy Jones Jr, ‘Iron’ can repeat the stunt by locking horns against either Holyfield or Lewis.

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But the options for Tyson are way more since Cannon Briggs has also been hunting for a showdown against him.

Do you think Mike Tyson and Lennox Lewis should fight?

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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