Re: I don't get it, why did Lewis promise a rematch and then retire? WHY?
Lennox didn't have the motivation for Vitali.
He wanted to rematch Tyson for another easy payday but that fell apart and Lewis (at the time) didn't think Vitali was adding much to his legacy. In hindsight Vitali IMO is his best win, TKO'ing a legitimate HOFer in his prime in a war.