Lennox Lewis Reflects on Glory Days, Analyzes Fury vs. Usyk, and Advocates for ‘Big British Fight’ with AJ

Lennox Lewis, Fury vs. Usyk, British fight, undisputed heavyweight champion

Former undisputed heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis recently reminisced about his glory days, reflecting on the challenges and triumphs of his career. As the boxing world eagerly anticipates the upcoming clash between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk for the undisputed heavyweight title on May 18 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Lewis shared insights into the significance of such a momentous occasion.

Recalling his own journey to undisputed glory in 1999, Lewis emphasized the arduous path he had to navigate, facing formidable opponents and enduring countless negotiations. He highlighted the reluctance of promoters and governing bodies to consolidate all the belts in one place, preferring to keep them fragmented for their own interests.

Lewis, known for his ambition and determination, expressed his desire to achieve greatness in the sport, culminating in becoming the undisputed champion. He underscored the importance of establishing oneself as the definitive champion of an era, a feat he accomplished by defeating legends like Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield.

Turning his attention to the current heavyweight landscape, Lewis acknowledged the talents of both Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua, the latter of whom he sees as a potential future opponent for Fury. Despite Fury’s upcoming bout against Usyk, Lewis believes that a showdown between Fury and Joshua is inevitable, citing the historical significance of such a matchup for British boxing fans.

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Reflecting on Usyk’s journey from cruiserweight to heavyweight and his upcoming challenge against Fury, Lewis commended Usyk’s skills and resilience. He predicted a tactical battle between the two champions, with Fury likely employing his feints and movement to unsettle Usyk, while Usyk relies on his mobility and boxing IQ to counter Fury’s attacks.

While Lewis refrained from making a definitive prediction for the Fury-Usyk fight, he emphasized the excitement surrounding the clash of styles and the uncertainty of the outcome. Regardless of the result, Lewis believes that a future showdown between Fury and Joshua will captivate fans worldwide, showcasing the diversity of styles and the rich history of British heavyweight boxing.

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