British boxer Lennox Lewis, who retired in 2004, has said he is ready to fight one of the Klitschko brothers if he gets $100 million, according to Daily Mail.
The 48-year-old, who is still the most recent undisputed world heavyweight champion, was offered $50 million in Moscow at the weekend while attending Wladimir Klitschko’s successful defense of his world titles against Alexander Povetkin. Lewis responded by promising to return to the ring for $100 million.
Lewis last came to the ring in June 2003, when he beat Vitali Klitschko in Los Angeles. After the fight there was talk of a rematch, but a return bout was not held. In 2004, Lewis announced his retirement.
Daily Mail notes that the Russians are projecting a rematch of the fabled battle between Lewis and Vitali Klitschko, but the Briton said it would be interesting for him to fight the other brother.
If Lewis gets even $50 million for the fight, the fee will be a record one in the history of boxing. The current record belongs to American Floyd Mayweather, who received $41.2million for last month’s super fight with Mexico’s Saul Alvarez.
During his career, Lennox Lewis held 44 fights, winning 41 of them (32 KOs). The Briton suffered two defeats, and one fight ended in a draw.