Lennox Lewis vs Mike Tyson rematch? Brit boxing legend offers to come out of retirement for incredible second fight
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Lewis knocked out Tyson in the eighth round when they collided in 2002. ( Getty Images )Lenox Lewis has offered to come out of retirement for a £76million rematch with Mike Tyson.The heavyweight legends fought in Tennessee in 2002 with Lewis walking away as the victor after an eighth round knockout to retain his WBC, IBF and IBO titles.Lewis fought one more time, beating Vitali Klitschko – one of just two defeats on the Ukrainian’s record – before retiring from boxing in 2003.Tyson fought three more times – winning just once – before hanging his gloves up in 2005. A row of security had to separate the two before the opening bell in Tennessee. (Getty Images)Now 53, Lewis admits a seriously lucrative payday could tempt him out of retirement for one last dance against the man they used to call The Baddest Man on the Planet. TOP ARTICLES1/5READ MOREIpswich deaths: Teenage boy, 17, arrestedafter young child dies and woman’s body found at address in Suffolk townLewis told the Joe Rogan podcast: “Well you know, I told people that I’d take my pyjamas off for a 100 mill (£76m),” he said. “So if you’re serious – come with it baby, show me the paper.”Tyson, 52, retired with a record of 56 fights, 50 wins, six losses and two no contests.