Barry McGuigan has once again delved into the outcome of a fantasy fight between Tyson Fury and Lennox Lewis.
Fury is currently attempting to emulate a feat last completed by Lewis around two decades ago – becoming the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world.
Lennox ‘The Lion’ is recognised by most as one of the greatest of all time. He hung up the gloves with a record of 41 wins from 44 fights.
Both men are widely considered at the top of their eras – Lewis more conclusively at this point given his campaign is over whilst Fury’s still carries on – so it’s natural for fans to wonder how a prime versus prime fight might play out.
McGuigan’s opinion, it appears, is unshakeable.
“I know Lennox Lewis would have destroyed Fury, compare their resumés there is no comparison, those are the facts.”
I don’t hate anyone but I know LenoxLewis would have destroyed Fury, compare their resumé there is no comparison, those are the facts. https://t.co/xkuRjlbkHA
— Barry McGuigan (@ClonesCyclone) December 26, 2022
McGuigan’s tweet was part of a larger conversation surrounding a much more real contest in Fury versus Oleksandr Usyk.
Thankfully, and unlike the Lewis fight it’s one that can be made – and all signs are positive that it will happen in early 2023.
The Ukrainian, who previously held all of the belts at cruiserweight, is the one thing that stands in the way of ‘The Gypsy King’ being the sole heavyweight champion.
Both men are undefeated in their professional careers – something that will change if they do indeed meet in the ring. The rumoured date is March 4, with the location likely to be somewhere in the Middle East, although Bob Arum hasn’t ruled out Wembley Stadium.