After taking a summer hiatus following the record-breaking June Lennox
Lewis-Mike Tyson fight, the heavyweight-boxing division is poised to deliver
another revenue punch to the pay-per-view category.
Both heavyweight champion Lewis and Tyson are considering potential
fall/early winter PPV fights, while light heavyweight champion Roy Jones Jr. may
vie for a heavyweight title in a December PPV event.
Lewis -- who disposed of Tyson three months ago in the most lucrative PPV
event of all time -- is considering a December PPV event against one of the two
Klitschko brothers, Vitali or Wladimir, according to sources close to the
Tyson could return to the ring sometime in October or November in a potential
PPV event, sources said, although no opponent has been named. A Showtime
Networks Inc. spokeswoman though, said the network has no 'concrete' plans for
any future Tyson fights.
A second December heavyweight PPV event could feature Jones -- arguably
pound-for-pound the best fighter in the world -- against World Boxing
Association champion John Ruiz, sources said.