Lennox Lewis: Vitali Klitschko yet to contact regarding exhibition rematch in Kiev
The team of Lennox Lewis communicated with the WBC to confirm that they have NOT yet contacted him to arrange an exhibition bout with Vitali Klitschko, during the Convention in Kiev.
A few days ago, Vitali commented on his desire to hold an exhibition with Lennox during the WBC Convention, which will be from September 30 to October 5 in Kiev.
On the site of the Klitschko brothers, it was published that the exhibition between the two champions would be part of a charity auction, but the organizers have not contacted Lennox Lewis so far.
The Klitschko statement read: The eternal world champion WBC and the mayor of Kiev Vitali Klitschko can again enter the ring against ex-world champion Lennox Lewis.
It is planned that the male conversation of two gentlemen with the help of gestures will take place during the 56th WBC Congress, which will be held in Kiev from September 30 to October 5, 2018.
This will be an exhibition duel, which will be held as part of a charity auction. Details of the auction and the format of the battle are not yet publicized.
Recall, the battle of Lennox Lewis – Vitali Klitschko took place on June 21, 2003. The dramatic duel, later recognized as ‘the fight of the decade in the heavyweight,’ was stopped by the doctor because of the cut in Vitali.
At the time of the stop, the Ukrainian won on the cards of all three judges with a score of 58:56. Immediately after the battle, Lennox promised Vitali a rematch but did not keep his word and a few months later announced the completion of a professional boxing career.
And then, 15 years later, Lewis suddenly had the opportunity to fulfill his promise.
The 56th WBC Congress will be held in Kyiv for the first time in its history. About 700 participants from 160 countries will arrive in the capital of Ukraine. Among them will be the current world champions, the legendary boxers of the past, the presidents of the federations of the WBC member countries, the referees, sports managers and functionaries.
According to WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman, Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, has also been invited to the Congress.
Riddick Bowe, Julio Cesar Chavez, and other legendary champions have already confirmed their participation.
The host of the Convention will be Vitali himself.
It’s not known whether Lewis would now be accepting of Klitschko’s advances despite the premature announcement by his team.