Mike Tyson confirms rematch with Lennox Lewis will happen in September

Lewis is set to return for the first time since 2003 to take on Mike Tyson in a rematch 19 years on from his one-sided win in Memphis.

Mike Tyson has revealed he won't be having a trilogy with Evander Holyfield this fall.

"Iron Mike" was asked by TMZ about his next move following the news that Holyfield would face Kevin McBride on Triller's latest boxing event in June.

Holyfield, 58, is set to be on the undercard of Teofimo Lopez's first defence of his lightweight titles against Australian George Kambosos Jr.

Tyson - who returned to the ring after 15 years out against Roy Jones Jr. - will fight in another exhibition alongside a familiar foe.

"I'm gonna fight Lennox Lewis," and added that will take place in "September" to TMZ.

The pair fought in 2002 at the Pyramid Arena in heavyweight's most lucrative bout on pay-per-view.

"The Lion" dominated an over-the-hill Tyson and stopped him inside eight rounds to retain the WBC, IBF, Ring and lineal titles.

Lewis - heavyweight's last undisputed champion, something which could change if Anthony Joshua faces Tyson Fury - last fought in 2003 and defeated Vitali Klitschko via TKO in the sixth round.

He retired immediately after the bout and never returned.

However, in 2019, Lewis told Joe Rogan that he would lace the gloves up one last time for the right offer.

"Well you know, I told people that I'd take my pyjamas off for a 100 million. So if you're serious - come with it baby, show me the paper."

Lewis - who called it quits having beat every opponent he faced - admitted Tyson was past his peak when they met in Memphis.

"I looked at Tyson's history, he's coming from the same history that I'm coming from and he spent some time incarceration.

"While he was incarceration I'm still out there fighting and training hard, he didn't have that in there so when he came out it was like training again doing what he knows not what he loves, that's going to make him some money - that's going to put some food on the table.

"I look at old time fighters and say, what made them stay in boxing so long, that's the only thing they knew.

"They're not going to be no singer or dancer or whatever they only know boxing and this is where they get their money from so that's what forces them back into the ring."

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