Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Rematch Bid Has Fighting Chance

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Rematch Bid Has Fighting Chance

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Lennox Lewis will accept a rematch with Vitali Klitschko "if the money is right."

The 37-year-old beat Klitschko on a technical knockout - but the manner of the victory has led to calls for the two fighters to meet again.

The Ukrainian was eliminated in the sixth round after Lewis inflicted a nasty gash on his left eye.

But he was ahead on points at the time and more than demonstrated his threat to the Londoner.

The duo are not a big draw in the all-important American pay-per-view market, where a match-up with former middleweight champion Roy Jones Jr has greater appeal.

However, Lewis did indicate another meeting with Klitschko could happen.

He said: "If the money is right, show me the money.

"I am happy to give him a rematch so I can bust up the other side of his face. I will have more time to prepare this time and I will come in lighter for the rematch. …

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