Boxing fans love a fantasy fight, and there’s none more pertinent just now than Lennox Lewis versus Tyson Fury.
Lewis is the last man in the heavyweight division to unite all major belts. More than two decades later, Fury is attempting to do the same thing, with the honour seemingly just one fight away and closing.
Since the two men might forever be connected in that way, the boxing world has been discussing how a prime versus prime fight might go, and the latest to wade into the debate is former four-weight world champion, Roy Jones Jr.
He told DAZN that he would fancy ‘The Lion’ in the fight.
“Lennox Lewis would probably, in my opinion, beat Tyson Fury. Because Tyson Fury don’t have that knockout punch – and Lennox’s Achilles’ heel was guys with a knockout punch, not boxers.”
Jones is right about Lewis and big punchers. His two defeats – which he later avenged – came at the hands of Oliver McCall and Hasim Rahman, both via stoppage.
Whilst ‘RJJ’ might not feel that Fury has a big shot to end a fight, the man himself might disagree.
Since partnering up with SugarHill Steward and employing more of the Kronk Gym style into his game, ‘The Gypsy King’ has ended his last four inside the distance. He’s still known for the boxing skills that won him his first world title too, though.
Since the fight has no chance of happening, fans can only focus on the currently-active Fury. If he beats Oleksandr Usyk next year and becomes undisputed, he’ll join Lewis in a very exclusive club.
It’s a fight that, perhaps ironically, he has said he will win within 6 rounds.