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Lewis denying comeback bid, plus results from the Phillipines

Lennox Lewis is denying that he's going to attempt a comeback and fight Vitali Klitschko, which is expected and didn't take too long.

The best heavyweight of his generation posted comments on his web site, shooting down the rumors. "Although I'm flattered that the boxing community is eager to have me back in the ring, I have no plans to return. I have no idea how these rumors get started, but I'm a man of my word. I will remain retired."

I'll still never 100% buy that we won't see Lennox back in the ring, at least until he's just too old to be making the comeback. If he did fight a one-off return bout with Vitali Klitschko, it would be the biggest heavyweight fight of the year.

Also: Last night in the Phillipines, Fernando Montiel won a split decision over Z Gorres in a big super flyweight showdown. Judges scores were 115-111 for Gorres (26-2-1), and 114-112 and 115-111 for Montiel (33-2-1).

On the undercard, Golden Boy's Rey Bautista improved to 22-0 in a tune-up for a reported fight against undefeated Sergio Manuel Medina on May 5 below Mayweather/Oscar, knocking out Marino Gonzalez in the third round.

Jimrex Jaca also won his tune-up fight for the big show, knocking out Simson Butar Butar in the seventh round. Jaca (28-3-1) will reportedly face Oscar Larios on May 5.