Outspoken heavyweight Tyson Fury is again venting his anger on social media. He’s now claimed he could have knocked out Lennox Lewis if given a chance to fight him in his prime.
Fury, hoping to land a massive fight with David Haye in September or October, first tweeted late last night by saying: ‘I’d have loved to have smashed Lennox Lewis if he was around now!’
The boxing fraternity then picked up the off-the-cuff remark. It has to be said that most of them sided with Lewis.
They believe that Fury still has a long way to go. He needs to go to some lengths to match the considerable achievements of the former undisputed world champion.
The 24-year-old answered some of his doubters by stating: “Lennox could not recover after being hurt. That’s why all his losses were by KO!”
Lewis, now 47 and happily retired for ten years, responded a few hours later with: “Ha, you gotta love Twitter!”
However, he didn’t get too involved in a war of words with the former British and Irish champion.
21-0 Fury has rekindled his boasts with more of the same. He stated that if Oliver McCall and Hasim Rahman could knock Lewis out, he would have had no problem doing the same.
He also added that 6ft 5ins fighters are “just his type” and that he feels inside him that a fight against the ex-champ would have gone his way.
Highly-ranked WBC contender Fury then ended his rant by calling Lewis a “has-been” in a further response to barraging from fans.
None of it will go down well with British fans, though, who rate the “Pugilist Specialist” among the greats of the division.
Lewis is the best British heavyweight to lace up a pair of gloves. “The Gypsy King” has a long way to go yet.