Tyson Challenges Lewis to a Fight

Published May 10th, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

The giant boxer Mike Tyson sent a clear challenge to Lennox Lewis, heating up the world's ring for the heavyweight champions. 

The 33-years-old Tyson called his opponent Lewis for a fight no matter what or where or when, as long as they meet face to face, the sooner the better. 

"Let's go man to man in the streets if he (Lewis) wants," Tyson told Agencies, inviting Lewis for free show with "no bodyguards or anything," assuring that the game will be his no matter where they meet.  

It was the first time Tyson had called for such a challenge since he showed up again on the champion’s ring. 

Even before stepping into the ring, which will end each fighter with $30 million, Tyson was reported as $20 million richer. 

The challenging boxer left the millions behind, and began training this week for his fight on June 24th with Lou Savarese with a new determination born out of the way Lewis manhandled Michael Grant and then proclaimed that Tyson was not a major player in the heavyweight ranks. "I want this guy" Tyson told his manager Shelly Finkel, adding that "I am just Mike Tyson, humble but still ferocious and ruthless," -- Albawaba.com 


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