LENNOX LEWIS revealed he would come out a retirement for a rematch with Mike Tyson – however just for a $100million purse.
In 2002 Lewis knocked out Tyson after eight rounds in a heavyweight world title combat – and later retired after beating Vitali Klitschko in his very subsequent bout.
Talking on the Joe Rogan Podcast, ex-undisputed heavyweight king Lewis claimed he would combat Tyson once more, 17 years on however just for a mammoth paycheck.
Lewis mentioned: “Effectively you understand, I instructed folks that I’d take my pyjamas off for a 100 mill (£76m)
“So should you’re critical – include it child, present me the paper.”
Lewis admitted the Tyson he fought in Memphis, Tennessee in 2002 was nowhere close to the prime “Iron Mike” that reigned within the 90’s.
The 1984 Olympian cited Tyson’s time spent in jail throughout 1999 meant he was the sharper fighter, having had extra time to coach.
Lewis added: “I checked out Tyson’s historical past, he’s coming from the identical historical past that I’m coming from and he spent a while incarceration.
“Whereas he was incarceration I’m nonetheless on the market preventing and coaching exhausting, he didn’t have that in there so when he got here out it was like coaching once more doing what he is aware of not what he loves, that’s going to make him some cash – that’s going to place some meals on the desk.
“I have a look at outdated time fighters and say, what made them keep in boxing so lengthy, that’s the one factor they knew.
“They’re not going to be no singer or dancer or no matter they solely know boxing and that is the place they get their cash from in order that’s what forces them again into the ring.”
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Though Lewis retired one fight after beating Tyson, Iron Mike would go on to have three bouts after his 2002 KO loss in Memphis.
Tyson beat Clifford Etienne after bouncing back from defeat to Lewis – but the American would go onto be beaten by Danny Williams and Kevin McBride before retiring in 2005, aged 37.