MIKE TYSON has claimed he convinced Lennox Lewis to face him in an exhibition match – despite the pair being 111 years old together.
The Baddest Man on the Planet is now 55 and making a whopping £500,000 a month from his cannabis empire.
But the lure of boxing and the huge sums of money on offer saw the heavyweight legend make a stunning return to the ring in November 2020, more than 15 years after her retirement.
Former world champion Tyson pulled in an eight-round show with fellow tall American Roy Jones Jr., 53, on a trill pay-per-view that reportedly sold 1.6 million packages.
Now he says fans will see him in action again – only this time against the British icon.
The two men originally faced each other 20 years ago and had a heated and infamous preparation for their blockbuster fight.
But it was Lewis standing tall after a stunning eighth-round KO win over the American superstar.
Tyson told TMZ as he exited a Los Angeles restaurant on Tuesday, “I’m going to fight Lennox Lewis.”
The only other details he provided was that the fight will take place in “September” this year.
Fellow former world champion Lewis, 55, retired from boxing in 2004.
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He announced back in 2019 that he was considering taking on Tyson in an exhibition bout — but only for a $100 million purse.
Lewis has not yet publicly responded to Iron Mike’s comments.
Tyson previously revealed he wants to play one-on-one with Evander Holyfield, the man he infamously bit off a piece of his ear, one last time before officially retiring from his legendary career.
He said: “I want Holyfield this year and I want Lennox Lewis.
“I want them both, I want to get them both this year. I also want to box an exhibition with Tyson Fury.
“If I do that — even if I can get these two guys [Lewis and Holyfield]I’m gonna say, ‘This is a wrap, I’m just gonna live life’.”
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/5630312/mike-tyson-lennox-lewis-september-exhibition-fight/ Mike Tyson reveals he will fight old foe Lennox Lewis – aged 111 combined – in September as he seeks revenge