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Mike Tyson: I’m fighting Lennox Lewis in September

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Mike Tyson says he’s fighting Lennox Lewis in September.

Hublot & WBC “Night of Champions” Gala
Mike Tyson attends the Hublot x WBC Night of Champions Gala in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Mike Tyson will be returning to the boxing ring for another exhibition bout, but it won’t be against Evander Holyfield.

The 54-year-old revealed on Wednesday that he will be fighting Lennox Lewis in September, but no date or venue has been confirmed.

“I’m gonna fight Lennox Lewis,” Tyson told TMZ Sports. “September.”

Tyson came out of retirement to fight Roy Jones Jr. in an eight-round exhibition bout last year. The fight was scored a draw, but many fans feel Tyson should have been awarded the victory. His next opponent was supposed to be Holyfield but neither man could come to an agreement on fighter pay.

Tyson last fought Lewis, 55, in 2002. Lewis won via eight-round TKO to snag the WBC, IBF, IBO and The Ring heavyweight titles, becoming the third man to finish ‘Iron Mike’ via TKO.

Expect Tyson and Lewis to make an official announcement on social media in the coming days.