posted on Jan, 23 2005 @ 06:54 PM
LONDON --(AP) Former world heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis says he will end his retirement to fight Vitali Klitschko in November.
"I'm making a comeback later this year," Lewis told the Sunday Mirror, a London tabloid. "The money is up to 21 million pounds ($39.3 million) right
now and I simply can't turn that much cash down.
"I need the money just like everyone else and it's just too good to turn down."
Lewis, 39, retired Feb. 6 with a 41-1-2 record. Klitschko assumed the title April 24 when he beat Corrie Sanders.
Lewis and Klitschko last fought in June 2003. Lewis was behind on points when the fight was stopped in the sixth round because Klitschko was cut.
That was Lewis' last fight and he was booed out of the ring after a poor performance. The WBC mandated a rematch, but Lewis retired instead.