British heavyweight could come back to the ring at age 48.
Talks have begun to get former world champion Lennox Lewis back in the game with a potential mega-fight against Wladimir Klitschko.
The 48-year-old was in attendance for Klitschko’s recent bout against Alexander Povetkin, where he was offered 31.2 million pounds to climb back in the ring.
But the British ex-champ said he would only do it for double that amount, in what woudl be the richest boxing purse of all-time.
The promoters of the potential fight are reportedly considering the offer, with Lewis saying he can be ready to fight with just six months work.
His last fight was in 2003 when he defeated Vitali Klitschko by TKO to retain the Lineal/WBC/IBO and The Ring Heavyweight titles.
“That is my price tag and it is under discussion. I have told them I can be ready in six months and I am in provisional training,” Lewis said.
If Lewis was to come out of retirement and win it would re-write the record book for more than just his pay-day, as he would surpass George Foreman as the oldest fighter in history to regain the heavyweight title.
Floyd Mayweather currently holds the title of the richest payoff of all time having been promised $41.2 million from his recent fight against Canelo Alvarez, which would rise to more than $70 million once pay-per view buys are factored in.
However, Lewis’ deal, if it comes off, would change the landscape of super fights forever.
The Russians are believed to be big on a rematch between Lewis and Vitali Klitschko. The two famously clashed in Los Angeles in 2003, with Lewis winning on cuts, before the Englishman retired a year later without having boxed again.
The elder Klitschko, now 42, holds the WBC world title and has long been keen on the rematch as his last fight before retiring to seek the presidency of Ukraine.