11 Oct 2013

Lennox Lewis will fight for a hundred million dollars

11:13 am on 11 October 2013

The British boxer Lennox Lewis says he's prepared to fight one of the Klitschko brothers if they offer him a hundred million US dollars - the biggest purse in boxing history.

It is nearly a decade since Lewis retired as the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world.

But such is the poor state of the heavyweight division, the now 48-year-old Lewis says he was offered $50 million in Moscow at the weekend while attending Wladimir Klitschko's successful defence of his world titles against Alexander Povetkin.

Lewis responded by promising to return to the ring for a hundred million.

Were Lewis to beat one of the Klitschkos, who between them hold all major versions of the world heavyweight title and have vowed never to box one another, he would surpass US boxing great George Foreman, who was 48 when he regained the world heavyweight title.

Foreman beat Michael Moorer in 1994, having first been crowned champion in 1973.