Boxing: Vitali Klitschko, Lennox Lewis to hold exhibition fight in Kyiv in autumn

Source : 112 Ukraine

The event will take place within the frameworks of the WBC Congress, which the Ukrainian capital is to host for the first time in its history
17:05, 6 July 2018

Kyiv mayor Vitali Klitschko is to put on his boxer gloves once again - just for one single fight. The three-time world heavyweight champion will face another ex-champion and the great fighter of his time, Lennox Lewis.

The Ukrainian and the Englishman will go toe-to-toe in the exhibition fight, which is to take place during the 56th WBC Congress in Kyiv. It is to be running from September 30 through October 5, with the Ukrainian capital hosting the event for the first time.

The exhibition fight will actually be a part of the charity action; no more details are available so far.

Klitschko and Lewis fought in June 2003, with many reporters labeling it as the 'best heavyweight division fight of the decade'. The referee stopped the bout  as Klitschko suffered a bad cut on his face. The Ukrainian did not agree on the decision and demanded a remarch; Lewis promised him that but failed to keep this promise, ending his professional career several months after that. 

The 56th WBC Congress in Kyiv will feature some 700 participants in the organization from all around the world - the incumbent champions, the legendary retired boxers, presidents of boxing federations of the WBC member countries, referees, as well as sport managers and bookmakers.  

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