Lennox Lewis believes Tyson Fury would have given him trouble back in the day, but the former undisputed heavyweight champion is in no doubt about the winner.
Lewis has been highly vocal and critical of the current situation in the top division. Fury recently pulled out of a rematch with Deontay Wilder, just as the 200 pounds plus weight class was hotting up.
Fury gave a great account of himself in December after coming back from a long absence. ‘The Gypsy King’ ultimately had to settle for a draw with Wilder in L.A.
Instead of signing on for a May 18 return, Fury agreed a contract with ESPN. The deal ultimately meant a second fight was impossible to make.
ESPN want Fury to have a warm-up. This leaves Wilder to face mandatory challenger Dominic Breazeale instead.
As Fury prepares to announce his next opponent, Lewis was asked his thoughts on a fantasy fight between the pair.
“I think Tyson Fury would’ve given me some trouble because he’s so big. He’s a bit lanky,” Lewis told TMZ.
“I would break him down probably by the 10th round, I would break him down. But, he would give me some problems,” he added.
Wilder v Breazeale is set to confirmed on Tuesday. While a clash with Anthony Joshua is still no closer to coming to fruition.
TV streaming giants DAZN offered Wilder a huge package to sign on, although ‘The Bronze Bomber’ wants to keep his ties with Al Haymon.
A two-fight deal could work, although it’s understood DAZN offered Wilder three of four fights and no Joshua until 2020.
Since the rumors of yet another collapse began to trickle out, Wilder has faced a barrage of criticism from the UK fans.
Joshua tackles man mountain Jarrell Miller on June 1st in a US debut. With Kubrat Pulev set to be in the opposite corner later this year.
Pulev is the stipulated number one challenger. The IBF is expected to rule on the contest happening next for Joshua over the summer.