Fury also labelled Hall of Famer Lewis a ‘has-been’ and is adamant that these two reasons are behind the Londoner’s apparent dislike for him.
Without getting into a slanging match with the fiery world title contender, Lewis quietly listed his boxing achievements to Fury in response to the Boxing News article.
@tyson_fury Jealous of what? ? Olympic Gold Medal ? British Champ ? Commonwealth Champ ? World Champion ? Undisputed Champ ? Hall of Fame
— Lennox Lewis (@LennoxLewis) September 8, 2015
The recently turned 50 year-old is highly regarded in all boxing circles for his achievements in the sport having beaten every man he ever faced in the ring over a 14-year period.
Lewis defeated Evander Holyfield, Tommy Morrison, Mike Tyson, Shannon Briggs, Frank Bruno, Oliver McCall and Vitali Klitschko in one of the most successful heavyweight careers of all time and to top it all off is an Olympic gold medallist into the bargain.
On the other hand, Fury, 25, is just beginning his journey with what could amount to a step in the right direction towards cementing his own legacy, but only if the Briton can overcome the formidable Wladimir Klitschko when the pair collide next month.
The former European champion challenges for the WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO titles at the ESPRIT Arena in Dusseldorf and has the chance to back up his claims to be one of the best top division operators in the business.