February 7, 2017
Tyson Fury…he may have been forced to relinquish three belts but he still the best according to Lennox Lewis
LENNOX LEWIS insists that Tyson Fury is still the world’s best heavyweight.
Even though the controversial Irishman hasn’t fought since
upsetting Wladimir Klitschko in Dusseldorf, Lewis is still in the ‘Gypsy King’s’ corner.
Fury, 28, is currently sidelined after battling anti-doping and medical issues…and having been forced to relinquish the WBA (unified), WBO and IBO titles.
he former undisputed champion is plotting a comeback and, according to former world heavyweight king Lewis, it should be a successful one.
When asked to identify boxing’s best heavyweight, he said: “I would say Tyson Fury right now. Although he’s going through a little bit of problems, I would still rate him No. 1.
Former heavyweight champ Lewis rates Fury at No 1 even after a long lay-off The Irishman won a unanimous points decision over Wladamir Klitschko to become king of the world
“He proved it. He showed it.
“And maybe Klitschko wasn’t his full self. But if you come to fight, you have to be prepared to go at the best, and do the best that you can and box at the best of your ability.”
Fury was the first man to defeat Ukraine’s Klitschko in 11 years when he ended the former champion’s 22-fight winning run.
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Klitschko badly wants to avenge his unanimous decision loss to Fury. Despite his status he has a lot to prove for he scarcely managed to get a glove on his opponent.
Unfortunately there is so much uncertainty surrounding Fury, unbeaten in 25 bouts, that the Ukrainian will take on
another unbeaten Brit in Anthony Joshua for his IBF heavyweight title on April 29 at Wembley Stadium. Klitschko badly wants a rematch with Fury but must first fight Anthony Joshua Fury must tackle some serious issues outside of the ring
Lewis, who retired 13 years ago, also told
iFL TV that it’s unfortunate Fury’s career has taken a terrible turn due to his personal problems.
He said: “Some people, when they’re champions of the world, can handle it. Some people can’t handle it. “In order to be champion of the world, you have to conduct yourself as a champion. You have to realize there’s a lot of people that look up to you, a lot of people watching you, that you’re gonna affect a lot of people’s lives.
“So you have to be careful, because having that title is a big title, and it means so much because you have to look at the men who held it before you, how great they were.
“Muhammad Ali, Larry Holmes, Mike Tyson, Lennox Lewis, all the heavyweights, Evander Holyfield, all conducted themselves as champions, which we should all do.”