Lennox Lewis has cheekily urged he would defeat Tyson Fury if the pair met of their primes.
It’s been 19 years since Lewis was final in a boxing ring, however the 56 12 months previous teased to TalkTV that he would fancy himself towards The Gypsy King again within the day.
“I refuse to reply simple questions,” mentioned Lewis with amusing
“Pay attention, Tyson Fury is a superb champion, he strikes properly and he punches laborious. Has an excellent jab – and an uppercut now – and all he has to do is clear out the division like I did and beat the following era.
“You possibly can’t put two Kronk fighters towards one another. That’s naughty,” Lewis mentioned with a smile.
West Ham-born Lewis moved to Canada when he was 12 and though he gained a gold medal for Canada on the 1988 Olympics, Lewis was thought to be a British heavyweight as knowledgeable.
Many take into account Lewis one of the best British heavyweight of all-time – together with talkSPORT’s Simon Jordan – and he has fairly the listing of names on his CV from Mike Tyson to Evander Holyfield to Vitali Klitschko and Frank Bruno amongst many others.
Lewis is the final man to carry the undisputed heavyweight title. He has lately challenged Fury to go after the identical distinction and be part of him within the ‘undisputed membership’ however Fury claims there is no such thing as a means he’ll return to the ring.
Fury remains to be holding the WBC heavyweight title and he has held each different out there heavyweight title in some unspecified time in the future on high of an unbeaten profession. Nonetheless, many really feel Fury ought to face each Usyk and Joshua on the very least earlier than he calls it a day.
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If he was to go for the Undisputed title, Fury would have the possibility to even additional cement his legacy as one of many all-time greats.
Frank Warren advised talkSPORT that whereas there is no such thing as a necessary challenger for Fury’s title, he has no cause to vacate it but, even when he’s retiring.
Chances are high Fury will wait to see what occurs within the proposed AJ and Usyk rematch this summer time.
Assuming that combat goes forward, Fury might then resolve if he fancies attempting to say the WBO, IBO and WBA heavyweight titles he’d want so as to add to his WBC belt.