Lennox Lewis: Fury More Difficult To Beat Than Wilder, Joshua

Former undisputed heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis believes Tyson Fury - because of his awkward style and physical  abilities- is more difficult to beat than WBC champion Deontay Wilder and IBF, IBO, WBA, WBO champion Anthony Joshua.

Fury is back in the ring this coming Saturday night in Belfast, when he faces world title challenger Francescko Pianeta.

Should Fury win, he would return in the fall - potentially in a blockbuster Showtime Pay-Per-View fight against Wilder.


And the winner of that fight would move ahead to a possibly unification with Joshua in April 2019, at Wembley in London.

Joshua, who was in talks to fight Wilder in the fall, is facing mandatory challenger Alexander Povetkin of Russia on September 22 in Wembley.

Lewis was very disappointed when Joshua failed to reach an agreement to face Wilder - but he's very happy that Fury is close to a deal to challenge the WBC champion.

Fury, who back in June snapped a layoff that began after his huge win over Wladimir Klitschko in 2015, is looking to face Wilder first and then Joshua in a five belt unification.

"They are all very good in their different ways. Which is why I want to see them all fight each other the way we did in the last golden age for heavyweights. It would be fascinating to see which way it shakes out," Lewis told Daily Mail.

"Anthony has a terrific right hand which makes him dangerous. Deontay has an even bigger right which completely concusses anyone if he connects and he is also faster on his feet.

"Tyson is perhaps the most difficult to beat. He is remarkably mobile and athletic for a man 6ft 9in tall and has that very long reach to go with it. His evasive style makes him very awkward to get to. I would have boxed each one differently."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by iamboxing on 08-15-2018

I don't think Wilder will allow Fury to stall, stop, restart, he'll realise early on Fury is coasting and go at him guns blazing. Unlike Wlad, he's just as unpredictable as Fury and will be looking to take his head…

Comment by The D3vil on 08-15-2018

[QUOTE=Boksfan;19019477]Stop bragging about golden era Lennox, you never fought Bowe and your belt was given to you so stop talking like you are better than current champions or Fury.[/QUOTE] [IMG][/IMG]

Comment by markther on 08-14-2018

Only because Tyson runs against power punchers and disguises it as boxing.

Comment by j0zef on 08-14-2018

Disagree. Current Fury is a shadow of his former self and not even in the discussion. Fury in his prime is questionable. He's getting highly overrated in this forum. He has one great win, and that's Wlad. And in my…

Comment by JcLazyX210 on 08-14-2018

Lennox is not even top ten heavyweight in my book. I respect Holmes way more than him.

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