Britain may stage Lewis' title fight

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Lennox Lewis could make his bid to regain the World Council heavyweight crown in Britain. Although Don King won the rights for the fight, the American promoter may decide to stage the contest for the vacant title between Lewis and Oliver McCall in England.

"King has got seven days to tell us where he intends to stage the fight," Panos Elaides, Lewis's promoter, said yesterday. "The only chance he has of making any money is to bring the fight to England."

King's original intention was to stage the fight on the undercard of the Mike Tyson bill in Las Vegas on 9 November. However, Elaides believes that McCall will probably need more time to get fit. "A more likely date is 6 December," Elaides said.

Frank Warren has been forced to postpone next Tuesday's promotion at the Moorways Leisure Centre in Derby. He has been unable to arrange a replacement title fight after Burton's Neville Brown was forced to pull out of his European Championship challenge against Alexander Zaitsev of Russia because of a back injury.

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