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Lennox Lewis: Wilder is #1 Heavyweight, Fury #2 - Joshua is 3!

Hall of Famer and former undisputed heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis is rating Deontay Wilder as the best heavyweight on the planet.

On Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Wilder will defend his WBC world title against Tyson Fury in a rematch of their December 2018 encounter, which ended in a controversial twelve round split draw.

Lewis views Fury as the second best heavyweight in the world, with IBF, IBO, WBA, WBO world champion Anthony Joshua being pegged as the third.

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Of course Joshua, and his promoter Eddie Hearn, disagree with anyone holding Wilder or Fury in the top spot.

Joshua, as the hold of four titles and having several noteworthy wins on his record, views himself as the top man. Joshua was viewed as the top man early last year, but he was stopped by Andy Ruiz in seven rounds in June 2019 in a massive upset. Joshua reclaimed his belts with a dominant twelve round unanimous decision over Ruiz in December. 

"Right now the top man is Deontay because of how he looked in his last two fights," Lewis told Sky Sports News.

"Both of these guys [Wilder and Fury] are number one and number two. Arguably, number one and number two - it can be switched either way. On Saturday they get the chance to prove to the world who is number one and who is number two."

Lewis believes the winner of Wilder-Fury has to face Joshua at some point in the near future to unify the entire heavyweight division. Lewis was the last undisputed champion in the weight class.

"This is a fight that has to happen," said Lewis.

"He's the man that has a lot of belts which these guys want so there's going to be a match-up and we just have to wait and see when."

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by OldTerry on 02-22-2020

[QUOTE=DaNeutral.;20404602]Why? Do you only hold stock on belts held by fighters you like? Loser of that fight will have a loss just like Joshua but won't hold a single belt, unlike Joshua who will hold all but 1 of the…

Comment by Marvlus Marv on 02-22-2020

[QUOTE=_Rexy_;20404652]It's not a rabbit punch if your opponent ducks into it.[/QUOTE] None were rabbit punches, really, and none were even clean punches. I'm just winding 1Hour Seckbach. The boy don't like the Fury's :eek:

Comment by hugh grant on 02-22-2020

Fury is no1, Josh is no2 as he has a better resume than Wilder and WIlder has loss against Fury. Josh would beat ortiz also which is wilders best win. Parker, Povetkin, Whyte trump wilders wins. These rankings can change,…

Comment by davefromvancouv on 02-22-2020

[QUOTE=JayCho;20406159]So Ruiz got the better of him like 4 times in the fight but lost an easy decision victory then? Thanks for clarifying.[/QUOTE] [QUOTE=Kezzer;20405994]You do realise all the stats show Joshua best Ruiz more convincingly that fury beat klitschko? Don’t…

Comment by TMLT87 on 02-22-2020

If Wilder wins tonight thats all good.At this stage though its hard to have Wilder over Fury considering how their first fight went. Isnt Lennox pretty much on the PBC payroll anyway? I also get the impression he might be…

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