Lennox Lewis: It's Not Too Early For Fury To Face Wilder

By Owen Fulda, courtesy of The Daily Star

LEGENDARY heavyweight Lennox Lewis has told Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder not to take Tyson Fury lightly.
Lewis was stunned by Fury's intention to fight Deontay Wilder after just two low-key comeback bouts.

Fury is often underrated because of his awkward demeanour in the ring.


But the Manchester-born puncher's style and size makes him a threat to the most skilled of pugilists.

And having doubted Fury once, when he faced Wladimir Klitschko three years ago, Lewis is not about to do so again.

“It is not too early for Fury, because Fury always shows up,” the former world heavyweight champion said.

“I didn’t think he was going to show up against Klitschko and I was pleasantly surprised, he was working and kept moving around the whole fight.

“The fights before that I could look at and ask, ‘what are you doing to prepare for Klitschko?’.

"So now, you could say, ‘what is he doing to prepare for Deontay?’ He’s doing, what he is doing, I guess. It works for him.”

Joshua, meanwhile, is set to face Alexander Povetkin at Wembley Stadium, on September 22.

But Lewis doesn’t fear that Joshua has missed the boat to set up his own super fights, even if they might not happen just yet.

“I don’t wish my past on him, so I think they will get it together,” Lewis said.

“I don’t think they won’t fight, why wouldn’t they? It makes sense. The money is there, the paper is there.

"If you don’t want to fight, wow, what are you in the sport for?

“The logic behind waiting is that you make more money.

"Why take the toughest guys? Make them fight it out, that would be the smart move, I guess.

“But they shouldn’t be scared of losing. We’re gladiators, this is what we do."

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by LoadedWraps on 09-12-2018

[QUOTE=hugh grant;19088736]Fury will go down as British goat if he beats wilder and josh. Wlad, wilder and josh can compete with Lennox best wins[/QUOTE] Heck he'll be in HW GOAT discussions soon enough at this pace.

Comment by hugh grant on 09-11-2018

[QUOTE=LoadedWraps;19083823]I'd say it's just wishful thinking of his haters. Fury will be ready on fight night and will win, and sooner or later, people will start running out of excuses to commend him and consider him great.[/QUOTE] Fury will go…

Comment by RoadMan94 on 09-11-2018

[QUOTE=Laligalaliga;19083457]What else am I suppose to tell you so your baby brain can comprehend. Now you want 30% fury to sign wilder's fight without fight date and venue. I can see how smart you are. Wilder have no choice than…

Comment by Laligalaliga on 09-10-2018

[QUOTE=RoadMan94;19085957]Bro, come on how old are you? Your scrolling down looking for comments negative to AJ!! What's up? You just mad people don't buy into the false antics of your favorite poster boy? I'm not bias bro I speak facts.…

Comment by RoadMan94 on 09-10-2018

[QUOTE=5000boxing;19080384]What facts? Lets see.. one team responds with a 2 fight 80 million guarantee.. the other replies with an improved offer of 15 million.. a whole extra 2.5m. An in april 2019 Lmao.. You're a fu cking idiot if u…

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