Lennox Lewis CONFIRMS talks with Mike Tyson over rematch 19 years in the making after Iron Mike teased September fight

LENNOX LEWIS has CONFIRMED he is in talks with Mike Tyson for a sensational rematch 19 years in the making.

Tyson made a remarkable comeback last November as he boxed to a draw in an exhibition with Roy Jones Jr.

It sparked the interest of his former opponents Evander Holyfield and Lewis, who both revealed they would be open to another fight with Iron Mike.

Tyson, 54, started negotiations for a trilogy bout with Holyfield, 58, before a deal collapsed.

The reformed Baddest Man on The Planet then claimed he would make his return in September against Lewis.

Lewis, 55, responded while commentating on Andy Ruiz Jr's return fight on FOX Sports and admitted there is communication with Tyson's camp.

He said: “Not yet, but soon — maybe. We’re talking."

Tyson was knocked out by the British former undisputed champion in 2002, three years before he announced his retirement.

Lewis himself retired just one fight and 12 months after beating Iron Mike in eight rounds.

But this year he opened the door for a comeback, as he told TMZ in March: "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."

Following Holyfield's failed talks to fight Tyson, he will now instead face Iron Mike's final ever opponent Kevin McBride on June 5.

Tyson is still hopeful of a trilogy bout with Holyfield as well as a rematch with Lewis and fight for the ages with Tyson Fury.

He said on his podcast: "I want Holyfield and Lewis this year.

"I also want Fury. If I do that, I'll say, 'I'm just gonna live life."

    Source: Read Full Article