Lennox Lewis http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/70968/all en Boxing: Klitschko camp rubbish reports of Lewis bout http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131010/boxing-klitschko-camp-rubbish-reports-lewis-bout <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The management of world heavyweight champions Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko on Wednesday dismissed reports of a possible future bout against Britain's 48-year-old ex-champion Lennox Lewis.</p> <p>"That's absurd, it's garbage. We don't give something like that any thought," Klitschko's manager Bernd Boente told SID, an AFP subsidiary.</p> <p>British newspaper the Daily Mail reported that Lewis, who retired in 2003, is prepared to climb back into the ring to face either Klitschko brother for US$100 million dollars (74m euros).</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131010/boxing-klitschko-camp-rubbish-reports-lewis-bout" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boxers Boxing Congress of the Council of Europe Lennox Lewis Sports Wladimir Klitschko AFP Thu, 10 Oct 2013 12:36:17 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5957127 at http://www.globalpost.com Boxing: Lewis rules out return to ring http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131010/boxing-lewis-rules-out-return-ring <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Lennox Lewis took to Twitter on Thursday to deny a report in Britain's Daily Mail newspaper he was considering returning to the ring to fight one of the Klitschko brothers.</p> <p>It is nearly a decade since British boxer Lewis retired as the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world.</p> <p>But the Mail quoted him as saying he would fight one of the Klitschkos, who between them hold all the major versions of the world heavyweight title, if they offered him $100 million dollars (£62.6 million pounds) -- the biggest purse in boxing history.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131010/boxing-lewis-rules-out-return-ring" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boxers Boxing Congress of the Council of Europe Human Interest Lennox Lewis Religion Sports AFP Thu, 10 Oct 2013 17:19:41 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5957479 at http://www.globalpost.com Boxing: Lewis will return to ring for $100 million http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131010/boxing-lewis-will-return-ring-100-million <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Lennox Lewis has said he is prepared to fight one of the Klitschko brothers if they offer him $100 million dollars (£62.6 million pounds) -- the biggest purse in boxing history.</p> <p>It is nearly a decade since British boxer Lewis retired as the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world.</p> <p>But such is the poor state of the heavyweight division, the now 48-year-old Lewis said he was offered $50million (£31.3m) in Moscow at the weekend while attending Wladimir Klitschko's successful defence of his world titles against Alexander Povetkin.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131010/boxing-lewis-will-return-ring-100-million" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boxers Boxing Human Interest Lennox Lewis Sports AFP Thu, 10 Oct 2013 19:29:27 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5957667 at http://www.globalpost.com Boxing: Lewis's male mentor reveals sex change http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140810/boxing-lewiss-male-mentor-reveals-sex-change-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Frank Maloney, the man behind Britain's former world heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis's march to the top, is undergoing a sex change and living as a woman called Kellie, she told the Sunday Mirror.</p> <p>The 61-year-old Englishwoman -- who stood for election to be London Mayor for the UKIP Party in 2004 -- has been married twice and has two daughters, but she told the newspaper she had always felt she was a woman.</p> <p>"I was born in the wrong body and I have always known I was a woman," said Kellie, who as Frank Maloney engineered Lewis's 1993 world heavyweight title victory.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a 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