Lennox Lewis has commented on the debate about who would win in a fantasy match up between himself and Tyson Fury.
In a professional career spanning 14 years, Lewis cemented his place as one of the greats by becoming three-time heavyweight champion and the last man to hold the undisputed titles in the division.
Should Fury beat Chisora and go on to claim the final belt against Oleksandr Usyk, he will be forever connected with Lewis in the sport’s history.
So how would a fight between the last heavyweight king versus the next potential one go down? ‘The Lion’ was diplomatic in his response to Seconds Out.
“I think it would’ve been a great fight. I’ve told everybody that asks me this question that I don’t answer easy questions.”
Whilst not explicitly answering, fans can take enough from that to know that Lewis would be confident of the victory – as all champions should be.
He went on to praise Fury’s ‘unique’ boxing style, but said that his strategy would be to find and exploit his weak spot – something no man has been able to do in 32 fights.
“He has a unique quality. You know, he’s a southpaw one second, he’s orthodox the next second, next second he’s moving around the ring like Muhammad Ali. He’s got his hands down. He’s got quickness. And he’s also elusive.
Those fights are always difficult fights, but everybody’s got that little chink in their armour, and I would find it.”
The mystery of the fantasy fight will remain unsolved, but Fury can still stake his claim as one of the division’s best and have his name alongside Lewis’ in the history books. To do so, a busy 2023 should be on his to-do list.