Barry McGuigan has found himself at the centre of a discussion on a fantasy fight between Tyson Fury and Lennox Lewis.
Despite the outcome being frustratingly out of reach, many fans like to imagine what might go down in the ring should the last undisputed heavyweight champion meet the man who’s trying to reach that goal in today’s era.
The former fighter turned manager has claimed Lewis would destroy Fury, as well as saying that the current fighter is nowhere near the ‘physical specimen’ that the former was in his prime.
Now to support his argument of the outcome, McGuigan is pitting their resumes against one another. He claims that there’s ‘no comparison’ in the calibre of opponent faced.
“I’m simply stating the facts, compare their resumes there’s no comparison”
I’m simply stating the facts Niall, compare their resumes there’s no comparison. What’s more I was around when LennoxLewis fought whilst you were still in your nappies (judging by your profile picture) and I’m probably more qualified to make a comment like that than you are👊🏻 https://t.co/JpMxbXkl7V
— Barry McGuigan (@ClonesCyclone) December 31, 2022
A lot in the boxing world would agree with McGuigan in the Lewis’ era was one of the most impressive the heavyweight division has ever seen.
His notable victories include Hasim Rahman, Oliver McCall, Evander Holyfield, and Mike Tyson. Whilst not undefeated, ‘The Lion’ did avenge his only two losses with knockout victories.
Fury, on the other hand, does have a perfect record. His most impressive wins come over Wladimir Klitschko in Germany and Deontay Wilder, twice, in America.
Of course, ‘The Gypsy King’ isn’t done yet, and his list of opponents could end up including the likes of Oleksandr Usyk, Anthony Joshua and Joe Joyce. That is if the business side of the sport goes against its current pattern of not making mega fights.
With Lewis able to watch from the sidelines comfortable in the knowledge of the legacy he’s left, Fury will continue to rack up victories in an attempt to be in the history books at least alongside his countryman.