Lewis' bout with Bowe is called off

Boxing

Britain's former World Council heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis has abandoned hopes of fighting Riddick Bowe on 20 April as Bowe and his manager, Rock Newman, are in dispute with the American cable network, Home Box Office.

Panos Eliades, Lewis's backer, said: "HBO and Newman have not managed to settle their differences. It must go to court and Lewis will not fight Bowe next," Eliades said. "We are looking at all other top opponents, but it looks like Michael Moorer and Axel Schulz are not available, while Evander Holyfield is not ready."

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