Originally created 08/31/99

Lewis, Holyfield to announce rematch

LAS VEGAS -- More than five months after they met in a controversial heavyweight unification title fight, Evander Holyfield and Lennox Lewis will get together once again Tuesday to discuss their rematch.

The fighters are scheduled to be at a news conference at the Las Vegas Hilton to formally announce the Nov. 13 rematch.

Both will reportedly get about $15 million for the rematch, which will be held at the UNLV campus arena.

Their first fight March 13 ended in a draw, despite the opinion of most ringside observers that Lewis won the fight. It sparked several investigations into the scoring, particularly that of the one judge who favored Holyfield.

Holyfield owns the IBF and WBA heavyweight titles, while Lewis is the WBC champion.

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