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Lewis-Klitschko rematch seems to be in the works

AP , NEW YORK

Get ready for Lewis-Klitschko II.

Lennox Lewis and Vitali Klitschko seem headed for a WBC heavyweight title rematch before the end of the year, WBA champ Roy Jones, Jr., notwithstanding.

Jones looks to be the logical next opponent for Lewis, who defended his title last month by cutting Klitschko badly around the left eye and forcing the fight to be stopped in the sixth round. Instead, Lewis is more interested in fighting Klitschko again.

"I definitely want a rematch," he said Wednesday.

Lewis trailed on the cards of all three judges when the fight ended, and was widely criticized for his performance.

"It's amazing that they go to the scorecards and say he was leading," Lewis said. "He won the first two rounds. I won the next four. He was lucky."

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