Lennox Lewis' April Fools' Day Joke: Who Says I Don't Have a Sense of Humor?

Vitali SCorrespondent IApril 2, 2012

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 06:  Boxer Lennox Lewis attends the 2012 Laureus World Sports Awards at Central Hall Westminster on February 6, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Tom Dulat/Getty Images for Laureus)
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“After a 9 year absence from the ring, former heavyweight king Lennox Lewis will return to the ring in what could be one of the most anticipated rematches in boxing history. Lennox will square off for the second time with current heavyweight champ, Vitali Klitschko in Hamburg, Germany on September 29th for Klitschko’s WBC heavyweight title.” – LennoxLewis.com

This announcement was a cruel April Fools' joke, and Lennox Lewis' camp definitely overstepped the boundaries. While this would be a very effective gag, it's just too brutal, especially since Lennox Lewis (41-2-1) has been making more frequent appearances in front of the cameras, and the name of his former foe Vitali Klitschko (44-2-0) never failed to come up.

Last time they fought, in June of 2003, the fight did not end in a very decisive fashion. Really, it was a mess. Klitschko suffered a severe cut above his eye, thus losing via TKO in Round 6.

At the very same time, the crowd went wild, booing the announcement of the decision, as Klitschko was clearly displaying his feelings of disapproval by walking about, trying to talk to the referee and climbing posts to get the cheering energy from the crowd; he was up on the scorecards.

“Lennox returns to the ring for Sept. 29th mega fight with Klitschko,” wrote Lennox via his Twitter account. Sadly, Lennox later confirmed that this was but a joke, as he tweeted: “Who says I don't have a sense of humor?”

There's a little truth behind every "just kidding." A little curiosity behind every "just wondering." A little knowledge behind every "I don’t know" and a little emotion behind every "I don’t care."