Rahman-Lewis rematch on Saturday night

Updated: 25 February 2007 07:37 IST

Hasim Rahman and Lennox Lewis to hold their highly anticipated rematch for the heavyweight championship of the world on Saturday night in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Las Vegas:

Hasim Rahman and Lennox Lewis will hold their highly anticipated rematch for the heavyweight championship of the world on Saturday night (17th November) at the Mandalay Bay resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. The two heavyweights held group interviews on Wednesday at Mandalay Bay, where they are staying and where the pay-per-view rematch will be held this weekend. Rahman won the IBF and WBC World heavyweight titles in April with a fifth round of former champion Lewis. Lewis will be fighting without Frank Maloney, his longtime manager. It also will be Lewis' first fight for promoter Don King, who signed a promotional deal with Lewis after Rahman beat him. "I'd also like to thank my team. It's been a great training camp. Everybody's been really focused, looking forward to this fight. I'm definitely getting back my titles. I believe just like Emmanual Steward said, enough's been said, it's time for action. I'm going to leave all the talking to my counterpart over there," Lewis said. Former heavyweight champion Rahman, a virtual unknown before he beat Lewis with a vicious right hand knock out punch in April, said that though Lewis may be the bigger man, he was prepared to defeat him again. "He is a little bigger and he does have the better reach, but I'm the stronger fighter. I'm the stronger man. My jab is stronger than Lennox's. That offsets a strong jab. He'll try to jab at me, but if we get into a jab war you'll see who'll do the stopping," was Rahman's reply.

Topics : Boxing
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