BOXING: Lewis finally gets his rematch
Sunday 29 August 1999
Lewis finally gets his rematch
After months of haggling, the heavyweight title unification rematch between Lennox Lewis and Evander Holyfield is finally set, according to a spokesman for promoter Don King. "The fight is a go for 13 November," said Greg Fritz, of Don King Productions. Panos Eliades, Lewis' promoter, said virtually the same thing Friday in London, but added then that a ticket allocation had to be worked out.
The official announcement will be made at a news conference Tuesday. The fight will be held at the Thomas and Mack center on the University of Nevada-Las Vegas campus, and will be the feature attraction of a multifight card to be run by King and casino operator Park Place Entertainment. Holyfield and Lewis fought to a controversial draw on 13 March in a fight many ringsiders felt was won by Lewis. Each fighter is expected to make about $15m for the bout.
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