- Mike Tyson is set to step back into the rings and fight Lennox Lewis
- The 54-year-old confirmed the news and added that the bout will come up in September
- Tyson was meant to face Holyfield but the duo failed to reach an agreement on money
PAY ATTENTION: Join Legit.ng Telegram channel! Never miss important updates!
Legendary Mike Tyson has confirmed his next fight will be against former heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis in September.
The 54-year-old came out of retirement for the first time since 2005 last November and faced Roy Jones Jr in an eight-round exhibition fight that ended in a draw in Los Angeles.
He is now ready to go again with Lennox after his preferred opponent, Evander Holyfield, pulled out of their May 29 proposed bout as both fighters were unable to agree on remuneration.
Thiago Silva's wife Isabelle blames Chelsea top star for their draw Champions League against Real Madrid
Tyson's camp didn't dwell on the disappointment as they continued to search for a new opposition for him before finally settling down for Lennox as reported by TMZ. He said:
"I'm gonna fight Lennox Lewis, September. YES!!!"
Both fighters met in 2002 with the 55-year-old coming out tops after knocking Tyson out in the eighth round of the encounter.
The build-up to the fight saw Tyson made some weird threats and when Lennox was approached about the possibility of the fight in February, he said he was open to it but the audience also wanted the fight.
Well, people made it clear they'd love to see Lennox get back in the ring!
FYI, Lewis is one of the greatest heavyweight fighters ever -- he finished his pro career in 2003 with a 41-2-1 record ... defeating legends like Vitali Klitschko, Evander Holyfield, Shannon Briggs, Ray Mercer, Frank Bruno, and, of course, Mike Tyson.
Tyson was 50-6 in his pro career -- but looked AWESOME in his exhibition fight against Roy Jones Jr. in Nov. 2020.
Legit.ng earlier reported that the heavyweight unification bout between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury has been scheduled to take place in Saudi Arabia this summer.
A rematch worth £500million is billed to take place in London later in the year as the world is set for a blockbuster boxing showdown.
Negotiations between the two parties had gone on for weeks, with boxing promoter Eddie Hearn also admitting that the self-imposed deadlines were missed.