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Last Updated: Tuesday, 27 January, 2004, 07:26 GMT
Steward: Lewis should fight again
Lennox Lewis
Profile: Lennox Lewis
Lennox Lewis' trainer Emmanuel Steward has urged the heavyweight boxer to get back in the ring and defend his WBC crown one last time.

The 38-year-old Briton has not fought since June last year, when he stopped Vitali Klitschko, but Steward wants Lewis to bow out after a rematch.

"I would love to see him finish his career by knocking out Klitschko," Steward told BBC Radio Five Live.

"Lennox is too strong and too powerful a man for Klitschko to hold off."

The WBC has set Lewis a deadline of 15 March to decide if he will defend his title in a rematch with the Ukrainian.

The fight would be a massive money-spinner but Steward revealed he is in the dark about what Lewis' plans are.

"I don't know when he's going to make a decision on whether he's going to fight a rematch or retire," said Steward.

"I was told originally it was going to be at the end of January but now I heard that he may have moved it back to March.

"I'm hoping that Lennox will make a decision as soon as possible.

"Lennox has been a very busy champion up until the last year, so if he decides to take a break he deserves it.

"I don't want to see it because I want to keep him busy, but he has earned the luxury of making his own decision."

WBC confirms Lewis deadline
25 Jan 04  |  Boxing

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