Dubois: It's a Shame Joshua, Lewis Couldn't Have a Punch Up

DANIEL DUBOIS RECKONS it is a shame that Lennox Lewis and Anthony Joshua are not able to settle their differences in the ring.
Former undisputed heavyweight king Lewis and ex-world champion Joshua have been sniping at each other across social media since the 2012 Olympic gold medallist was parted from his belts in a sensational fashion by the previously unheralded Andy Ruiz in New York back in June.
Lewis suggested Joshua examining the make-up of his team and should rematch the Mexican in his home country, while Joshua retorted by calling Lewis a clown and that they are cut from a different cloth.

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Dubois, who will bid to win the Commonwealth heavyweight title at the Royal Albert Hall on September 27 when he takes on Ebenezer Tetteh, has had a number of dealings with the 1988 Olympic champion and acknowledges that it is unusual for a current boxer to engage in a war of words with a former one without the potential of a fight to hype.
"It is a shame they couldn't have a punch up and settle it," reasoned Dubois, who will be going for an incredible seventh title in just 13 professional fights against the unbeaten Ghanaian Tetteh. "It is just boxers with opinions and everyone has got their own opinion and ego.
"Listen, they are big grown men and they can say what they want. I don't read too much into it, but it is good to go back and forth in boxing because it is an aggravating business and everyone has got the hump with someone.
"It is just back and forth and I don't think it is anything serious really."
What Dubois has no doubts about is Lewis' place in the pantheon of great heavyweights across the ages. The young Londoner insists he belongs in the top bracket.
"I say he is a top-ten fighter and he has proven that by winning the world lineal title twice and beating everyone he has faced. So he has avenged his losses and came back to finish his career on a high, so he is definitely top ten."
And the top British heavyweight?
"Yeah, you could argue that definitely, he is right up there."
Beside’s Dubois and a world title clash involving Adams the show will also feature WBO European super-featherweight champion Archie Sharp, middleweight banger Denzel Bentley, heavyweight Jonathan Palata, lightweight Mohammad Bilal Ali and precocious bantamweight talent Dennis McCann.

Exciting prospects Lewis Edmundson, Eithan James and Sam Noakes all make their professional debuts.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Ritz Kola on 08-28-2019

[QUOTE=Oldskoolg;20016660]Lewis would decapitate Joshua. That Lewis right hand would have literally hospitalised Joshua and that is not an exaggeration. Lewis would have beaten every heavyweight alive today, including wilder and fury[/QUOTE] Lewis who has losses to two men Wilder is…

Comment by giant_king on 08-28-2019

Joshua against Lewis in his prime man Joshua would get destroyed.u see what Lennox did to vatali and he was roided up to the gills

Comment by MastaBlasta on 08-27-2019

[QUOTE=Papa Smurf;20017210]People are over rating these old fighters plus you know back then everyone was on something I'm sure anti-doping has improved a lot since then[/QUOTE] Wow, you brit fan-gals will even trash your legends to defend AJ ... even…

Comment by MastaBlasta on 08-27-2019

[QUOTE=BangEM;20017053]Nostalgia makes people overrate boxers. If AJ has been exposed, then Lennox Lewis was also exposed twice when he got knocked out by two no-hopers with one punch.[/QUOTE] Hmmnnn, I seem to remember Lewis hitting a lot of guys high…

Comment by labash on 08-27-2019

Lewis leadership toward AJ is simply a bad style. His admonitions were all I'll presented. No show of love...... perhaps Lewis knew AJ has better records at same point of their respective careers! One thing for sure Lewis ran from…

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