Mike Tyson Opens as Betting Favorite Over Lennox Lewis

Mike Tyson vs Lennox Lewis 2 on tap for this September
  • Odds: Mike Tyson -160, Lennox Lewis +120.
  • Mike Tyson has lured Lennox Lewis out of retirement for a rematch of their 2002 bout.
  • Is there betting value on Lewis as an underdog against Tyson? We find out.

“I’m gonna fight Lennox Lewis,” were the latest words spoken by Mike Tyson that has the boxing community in a frenzy covering the possibility of this upcoming bout this September. We will cover the latest rematch odds for Mike Tyson vs Lennox Lewis below.

Tyson vs Lewis 2 Odds

Mike Tyson-160
Lennox Lewis+120

According to the opening boxing odds for Tyson vs Lewis, “Iron Mike” is a solid favorite at -160. That’s an implied win probability of 61.54%, bet $160 to win $100 on Tyson avenging his loss to Lewis.

“The Lion” opened as the underdog, there is interesting betting value. At +120 you can bet $100 to win $120 on Lewis defeating Tyson a second time.

Expect the betting line to remain the same over the coming days until the fight is confirmed. Due to the lengthly Lewis and Tyson’s popularity, expect Lewis to be ranging from +180 come fight night.

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Lennox Lewis vs Mike Tyson (highlights)

Legendary Heavyweight Rematch

In 2002, Mike Tyson and Lennox Lewis faced off in one of the most anticipated boxing matches of all time. The match was promoted by Don King and took place at the Pyramid Arena in Memphis Tennessee.

The British heavyweight champion knocked out Tyson in the eighth round. Lewis retired from boxing in 2004, but in 2019 admitted he would consider stepping back into the ring to take on Tyson — but only for a $100 million purse.

Lennox Lewis on Fighting Mike Tyson | Joe Rogan

Lewis has yet to respond to Tyson’s claims, which have risen only a month after the Evander Holyfield negotiations, took a dramatic turn and fell apart.

Fast forward to 2021 and Tyson is luring many former foes out of retirement. From his comeback fight against Roy Jone Jr to a potential Holyfield trilogy, where Tyson is the betting favorite to avenge his two losses.

This potential fight will be another exhibition fight, most likely on Triller Fight Club. Who are sending shockwaves through the boxing world with their unusual format and whacky headliners, such as Jake Paul vs Ben Askren.

Expect Tyson and Lewis to make an official announcement on social media in the coming days.

Who’s your early money on – Tyson or Lewis? Comment below!

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