Lennox Lewis: R1bn fight won’t happen

2013-10-11 10:29

Former multiple heavyweight world champion Lennox “The Lion” Lewis has admitted that his $100 million (close to R1 billion) demand to fight one of the Klitschko brothers will never see the light of day.

He tweeted this morning: “CLARIFICATION: Do I have ANY plans 2 un-retire? NO; would I consider it if $100m was seriously on the table? Yes: Will it happen? No!”

This follows reports that the London-born world heavyweight king had offered to fight either Wladimir or Vitali Klitschko on strict condition that they put $100 million on the table.

Lewis’ demand was dismissed as unrealistic across the board by boxing experts, including locally based international promoter Branco Milenkovic who described it as “unrealistic”.

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