Exhibition fight between Klitschko and Lewis will not take place: known causes

Rex Christensen
July 14, 2018

Klitschko had previously suggested he would put the gloves on one more time to face Lewis at the WBC Convention later this year in a rematch of the final fight of the Briton's career.

According to the source, representatives of Lewis appealed to the WBC with the objective to announce that there are no proposals on the exhibition race they had received.

Loud exhibition match between former world Champions in a super heavyweight Vitaly Klitschko and Lennox Lewis have not received official confirmation. Klitschko, the mayor of Kiev, has expressed interest in doing a charity exhibition with Lewis, but that's all there is to it...so far.

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Recall "fight of the decade" Vitali Klitschko - Lennox Lewis on 21 June 2003 and ended with the defeat of the Ukrainian technical knockout. Two fights later, Klitschko returned to Staples Center and knocked out the late Corrie Sanders in the eighth round to win the WBC title Lewis vacated upon his retirement.

They'll now get a rematch of sorts in an exhibition this September in the Ukraine where Klitschko is now a high-profile politician.

Lewis and Klitschko were both elected to the International Boxing Hall of Fame in their first year of eligibility.

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