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Lennox Lewis Coming Out of Retirement to Fight Vitali Klitschko

  • Arun Morace

Lennox Lewis, the former undisputed heavyweight boxing champion who has been retired since 2004, will be coming out of retirement to fight Russian pugilist Vitali Klitscho on September 29th later this year, he announced via Twitter. Pictured below are Lewis’ tweets about his unretirement.

 

 

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2 Responses to Lennox Lewis Coming Out of Retirement to Fight Vitali Klitschko

  • That’s an April Fools joke for sure.

  • This is crazy 8 years out of the ring and taking a fight of this caliber without at least a tune up fight is crazy. Lennox Lewis will be 47 years old when the fight is scheduled to take place. He is taking on a guy that will be 41 years of age but is still currently a dominating Heavy Weight Champion who as a compiled record of 44-2 with 40 Knock outs. In my book the guy has never lost a fight. His first lose was against Chris Byrd when he was completely dominating the fight but had to quit on his stool going into the 9th round because of a torn rotator cuff. The 2nd loss was a stoppage because of a huge gash over his left eye in the fight with Lennox Lewis which all three judges had Vatali ahead on the score cards going into the 6th round. Not too many years ago if you were a boxer over the age of 38 you were considered a dinosaur, and still are in most cases. Things have seemed to change in the last 5 to 10 years. You have guys like Bernard Hopkins who is the Light Heavy weight Champion of the world at the ripe old age of 47 but this is most certainly not the norm. I guess we will have to give some credit to modern medical science, and nutritional knowledge for allowing guys to fight in to their 40’s at a very high level. An 8 year layoff you most certainly have to think there is going to be quite a bit of ring rust. Regardless, I am looking forward to watching this fight.

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