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Buncey's Vault
  • Lennox Lewis was considering an offer to fight in Tenerife after a meeting between Frank Maloney, his manager, and John Palmer, an expatriate 'who has a vast fortune from property developments and a world-wide time share business.'

    Maloney refused to fly to the Canaries to discuss the fight further but admitted: "A substantial offer has been made and our lawyers are considering the proposal." Maloney was very excited about the deal.

    Maloney added: "There are so many British holidaymakers in Tenerife at that time of year it would be like fighting at home for Lennox." Palmer was prepared to 'stage the fight in the early hours of the morning to permit an early evening live screening in America.' Sadly, it never happened and Lewis defended his world heavyweight title against an unbeaten Croatian at a casino in Connecticut instead. Lennox Lewis went on to fight Zeljko Mavrovic in Connecticut

    As reported in the Daily Telegraph, May 25, 1998.
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BoxingFan's Photo BoxingFan 15 Oct 2014

:lol: Glax on the cutting edge, bringing us 16 year old news.
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View PostBoxingFan, on 15 October 2014 - 03:06 AM, said:

:lol: Glax on the cutting edge, bringing us 16 year old news.

I wanted to make sure I was the first to post it.
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View PostGlax0r, on 15 October 2014 - 03:34 AM, said:

I wanted to make sure I was the first to post it.

And you did, sir.  I've scoured the forum, and there was no mention of this story at all.

Kudos, sir.  Kudos.
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