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The realms of fantasy: The greatest boxing and MMA contests that never happened

Read Sport Logo By Sam Brown of Read Sport | Slide 2 of 11: Straight off the bat, this one is a bit cheeky, since the two did actually meet in the ring as amateurs. Professionally however, the duo would never come to blows. Despite being a mandatory challenger for Riddick’s WBC belt in 1992, the American held a press conference where he quite literally threw his belt in the bin. A spellbinding career for Lewis would never see him face off against Bowe, who himself retired with an impressive 43-1 pro record.

Lennox Lewis v Riddick Bowe

Straight off the bat, this one is a bit cheeky, since the two did actually meet in the ring as amateurs.

Professionally however, the duo would never come to blows.

Despite Lewis being a mandatory challenger for Riddick’s WBC belt in 1992, the American held a press conference where he quite literally threw his belt in the bin.

A spellbinding career for Lewis would never see him face off against Bowe, who himself retired with an impressive 43-1 pro record.

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