ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) _ Andrew Golota will get a chance to show his stuff in a championship fight Saturday night in the Convention Center.

The people around the Polish native hope he doesn't.

So do those in the camp of WBC heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis of Britain.

``He's got a repertoire _ he bites, he strays low,'' Panos Eliades, Lewis' personal promoter, said of Golota, who was disqualified for repeated low blows against Riddick Bowe in his last two fights _ in the seventh round on July 12, 1996, and in the ninth round Dec. 14. He was winning both fights.

Golota also bit Samson Po'uha on the neck en route to stopping him in the fifth round on May 16, 1995, and he head-butted Danell Nicholson, who he stopped in the eighth round on March 15, 1996.

``I'm going to win a square fight,'' said Golota, who got his title shot when his scheduled Aug. 16 match against Ray Mercer was canceled when Mercer suffered a neck injury.

Lewis agrees with Golota in that he believes it will be a clean fight.

``Well, I predict there will be no low blows, no dirty tactics,'' Lewis said. ``I don't think the heavyweight division needs that. I don't think Andrew Golota wants to be known as a dirty fighter.''

A good, tough, clean fight would be welcome in the wake of Golota's two disqualifications against Bowe, Lewis' fiascoes against Oliver McCall and Henry Ankinwande, and Mike Tyson's biting of Evander Holyfield's ears.

The fight will be the first on pay-per-view for Lewis, who has failed to stir up the interest of the U.S. boxing media and fans.

``I'm thrilled,'' said Lewis, badly in need of a showcase performance after the two stinkers, through no fault of his own, against McCall last Feb. 7 and Ankinwande July 12. Each of those fights was stopped in the fifth round because McCall refused to fight and Ankinwande would not stop holding Lewis.

Besides the WBC title, also possibly at stake for the winner is a match against the winner of the Nov. 8 fight between WBA champion Holyfield and IBF champion Michael Moorer.

At Thursday's official weigh-in, the 6-foot-5 Lewis weighed 244 pounds, and the 6-4 Golota, who lives in Chicago, also weighed 244.

The 32-year-old Lewis is guaranteed $4 million. Golota, 29, is guaranteed $1.75 million.

There will be a five fights on the pay-per-view card that begins at 9 p.m. EDT.

In one of them, Arturo Gatti of Jersey City, N.J., will defend the IBF junior lightweight title against Gabriel Ruelas, a former WBC super featherweight champion from Los Angeles.

In the others, Jesus Chavez of Mexico will box Troy Dorsey of Mansfield, Texas, in a 12-round junior featherweight bout; Joel Casamayor, a 1992 Olympic champion for Cuba who defected before the Atlanta Games, will box Julio Gervacio of the Dominican Republic in a 10-round junior lightweight match, and Fernando Vargas of Oxnard, Calif., a 1996 Olympian, will meet Alex Quiroga of Miami in an eight-round welterweight fight.