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Lewis-Tyson Talks Continue on Possible Fight - 2002-03-17

Talks between representatives of Lennox Lewis of Britain and Mike Tyson of the United States and their cable television backers continued Saturday in New York in an attempt to make a deal to match the boxers in a heavyweight title showdown.

Lewis has agreed to extend the contract deadline for backing out of any deal, which had been March 25th. Lewis wants a larger ring, enabling more elusive moves compared to the smaller ring space favoring Tyson.

Washington, DC is considered a front-runner to host the bout, but Memphis and Detroit are also contenders. Lewis and Tyson representatives are set to meet with arena officials in Washington as early as Monday.