The last undisputed world heavyweight champion to grace the ring, Britain’s Lennox Lewis will be ringside in New York tonight as a top division title double-header unfolds at the Barclays Center.
WBC belt holder Deontay Wilder defends his championship against Artur Szpilka, whilst the vacant IBF title is on the line as Charles Martin and Vyacheslav Glazkov square-off in the co-feature.
Lewis was present at the weigh-in and press conference as the former pound for pound king took in fight week for what is being billed as a semi-final clash to eventually crown a unified champion.
The 50 year-old is hoping that one of tonight’s main protagonists can go on to stake a claim against current ruler Tyson Fury to once again put all the belts in the hands of one dominant force.
“I’m looking forward to the fights Saturday. There are four great heavyweights that I’m excited to see,” said Lewis
“I’m happy that my WBC belt is looked after so well. The heavyweight division is wide open right now.
“Now it’s time for the guys who were standing by the wayside to show that they want to be the next undisputed champion,” he added.
Wilder is a hot favorite to make it three successful defences since becoming champion one-year ago, whilst the bookies are struggling to separate Martin and Glazkov in the betting for their contest.