Lennox Lewis has dismissed reports that he is preparing to make a comeback to fight one of the Klitschko brothers.
Lewis took to Twitter to insist he has no intention of stepping back in the ring at the age of 48.
Lewis tweeted: "A hypothetical answer to a hypothetical question does NOT equal reality #NoComeback", before adding: "I'm not stepping back in the ring but I AM looking for the next crop of new talent!"
Lewis' response will kill off rumours he was preparing to accept a world record purse in excess of USD 100million to provide the Klitschkos with some much-needed competition.
Wladimir Klitschko successfully defended his world title in Moscow last Saturday night with a routine victory over the widely regarded best available challenger, Alexander Povetkin.
Lewis last fought when he beat Vitali Klitschko in June 2003, and despite sporadic reports to the contrary, he has resisted the temptation to make a comeback.