Klitschko-Lewis Exhibition Slated For WBC Convention
Not only will Kiev host the upcoming WBC Convention, but its mayor will be in an exhibition against Lennox Lewis.
Luckily, the mayor of the Ukrainian city is former world champion Vitali Klitschko, as he faces Lewis in an exhibition rematch of their 2003 showdown in the United States, and Lewis’ final fight.
Klitschko recently explained why he and Lewis never had a rematch of their first fight, and it came down to parental fright.
.@Vitaliy_Klychko tells @CommishRandyG and @gerrycooney that Lennox Lewis promised him a rematch but then a meeting between he and Lewis didn’t go as planned, thus the rematch not coming to fruition. #boxing pic.twitter.com/hJU05aYH9t
— SiriusXM Boxing (@SiriusXMBoxing) June 12, 2018
“Yes of course. Lennox Lewis after the fight promised me to give me rematch and I very appreciated I had a chance to fight the great champion, great fighter that’s in Lennox Lewis,” Vitali told Sirius XM Boxing Radio last month.
“I showed my skills and I beat him but they stopped the fight and I was really upset. Lennox was very happy, but after the fight Lennox told me, ‘Don’t worry, I promise you I give you rematch and we will fight again’ but, we made negotiation and Lennox invite me to his office in London to sign the contract, the fight contract for the next fight.
“I come to his office I was really surprised Lennox was not alone, with his mom. We talk about the next fight, I guess two hours and mom doesn’t say one word.
“I leave the office, Lennox calls me and told, ‘Vitali, sorry, I no fight you’, and I understand. His mom don’t like me and tell to Lennox, ‘Lennox, better not to fight Klitschko again.’
Initial Report: World Boxing News