Former undisputed heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis jokingly urged Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder to learn a lesson on how to make a fight after two YouTubers were able to agree a rematch within seconds of their first Pay-Per-View meeting.
Joshua and Wilder failed to sign a contract for a massive unification in 2018 despite weeks of back and forth talks and both admitting to the fact they wanted the fight.
Vloggers KSI and Logan Paul fought out a six-round draw in Manchester on Saturday night and immediately announced their intentions to secure a return after making tens of millions of dollars.
Ironically, both earned more than Joshua would have made, even if the Briton had accepted a $50m offer from Wilder and Lewis couldn’t help sending a tongue-in-cheek response.
“If Logan Paul and KSI can negotiate and finalize a two-fight deal, I think Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder can take some notes here. Just saying!” said Lewis before addressing the challenges facing the pair of champions after they agreed to battle Alexander Povetkin and Tyson Fury instead.
“Both AJ and Wilder have business at hand to take care of. It will be interesting to see how it pans out tho. Povetkin is skilled and seasoned. Fury is awkward, tall and mobile. Can’t say it’s a walk in the park for either.”
Fans are clamouring to see Joshua and Wilder trade blows, although most are happy with the latter’s alternative of facing Fury in a Las Vegas showdown.
Povetkin is seen as the more routine victory of the two contests as the Russian is way past his prime as Joshua aims to defend his clutch of titles.
Wilder v Fury is heading for a huge Pay-Per-View night on Showtime in the United States following a 50-50 agreement between the undefeated stars to face-off in the boxing capital of the world.