Lennox Lewis: Joshua Does Not Want Wilder or Fury Right Now

In the opinion of former world heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis, WBO, IBF, IBO, WBA world champion Anthony Joshua is not looking for a fight with either Deontay Wilder or Tyson Fury.

He feels Joshua is more interested in fighting in the UK against easier opposition.

Wilder and Fury fought to a controversial twelve round split draw on December 1 at the Staples Cenert in Los Angeles, and now both boxers are being mentioned as potential foes for Joshua.


Joshua (22-0, 21 KOs) is likely returning to the ring on April 13 at Wembley Stadium in London.

The opponent is likely going to be Dillian Whyte, who this past Saturday night scored a brutal eleventh round knockout of Dereck Chisora at the O2 Arena in London.

While Joshua's promoter Eddie Hearn is calling for fights with Wilder and Fury, Lewis advises the two boxers should go for a rematch because Joshua has no desire to fight them.

“I think they should have a rematch. Anthony Joshua can wait,” Lewis told CompuBox TV.

“He doesn’t want any of those guys. When he’s seen that fight he was like ‘wow, these guys can box’. He’s at a place in his career in boxing – obviously he can make the decisions.

“His decision is not to fight any of them at this moment.”

More and more as of late, there has been talk of Joshua making his debut in the United States - possibly against Jarrell Miller.

But Lewis thinks Joshua is more likely to want to stay at home.

“I don’t think he will come over here [to the USA] quite now,” said Lewis. "I think he’s too happy in England being protected and boxing in front of the British crowds.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Lemonhead_Jeff on 01-01-2019

[QUOTE=methodcal;19384108]They talking about Aj money... Nothing more. Truth hurts but can't be denied. Aj scared of Wilders right hand and knows he can't outboxed fury. He also knows Wilder can take a punch (ortiz) and so can fury ( Wilder).…

Comment by Lemonhead_Jeff on 01-01-2019

[QUOTE=Noelanthony;19383058]I don’t like Lewis . No real reason really just have never taken to him. A great fighter can not take that away from him and Frankly he is entitled to his opinion and because of what he accomplished their…

Comment by aboutfkntime on 12-28-2018

[QUOTE=hugh grant;19392441]This is why fury is no1. When Josh is ready to fight fury for his no1 status, fury will be ready to defend his status. You can't say the same for josh. With Josh he says things like [B]"if…

Comment by hugh grant on 12-28-2018

This is why fury is no1. When Josh is ready to fight fury for his no1 status, fury will be ready to defend his status at any moment. You can't say the same for josh. With Josh he says things…

Comment by aboutfkntime on 12-28-2018

[QUOTE=aboutfkntime;19388309]all of the fighters know whats up so, it is funny to see the josh-clowns spasticating themselves yes..... spasticating is now a real word :lol1: who from the UK has told the gullible casual-fans whats up..... ? Lennon Lewis, Froch,…

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