Re: I don't get it, why did Lewis promise a rematch and then retire? WHY?
Lewis gets older everytime that this topic is brought up. He went from being 37 when he fought Vitali to being, 38 about a month after the fight... then 39... later on people just started using the old "pushing 40" trick... pretty soon Lewis will have been a senior citizen when he fought Vitali.
Lennox was in his prime, just like Wlad is right now. About the same age too... just as Vitali was around that same age. The bigger heavyweights like those guys have shown to take longer to mature and enter their technical prime much later than smaller fighters.