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Fury wrongly claimed he was the only British man to have five heavyweight belts.

Lennox Lewis lets Tyson Fury know his embarrassing blunder on Twitter

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Tyson Fury was put back in his place by Lennox Lewis on Twitter yesterday afternoon, after the controversial 29-year-old made an incorrect claim about his five heavyweight belts.

Fury posted: "The first 5 belt heavyweight champion in British boxing history. Like @RealRoyJonesJr said y'all must of forgot. Lineal heavyweight champion."

But, Lewis, considered Britain's best ever heavyweight champ, then replied saying: "Count em bredren," along with two winking emojis and a picture holding five heavyweight belts of his own.

Fury playfully responded: "I see 5 welcome to the 5 belt club."

Ring Magazine holder Fury has also possessed the WBO, IBF, IBO, and WBF titles, which he earned after his fight with Wladimir Klitschko in 2015.

But since then, in 2016, Fury vacated the four titles, following a medical investigation, personal issues, mental health problems, and two cancellations of the Klitschko rematch.

He is eager to remind his supporters that he is on the road to a comeback. Fury still retains an undefeated boxing record to date with 25 victories - 18 by knockout.

The Manchester-born heavyweight has announced his return to boxing after his ban a year ago - a potential fight with Anthony Joshua is on the cards after Fury called out the current heavyweight champion to fight on Twitter.

Lewis, 52, retired in 2003 after defeating Vitali Klitschko in Los Angeles, with a record of 41-2-1. He simultaneously had the IBF, IBO, WBA, and WBC titles as well as the Ring Magazine belt.

The retired former heavyweight champion was quick to remind Fury that he's by no means the best in British heavyweight history.

Lewis' proud record has led many to consider him as the undisputed best British heavyweight champion after his final victory against Klitschko in 2003.

While Fury claims his return is nearing, and he is on the hunt for his next opponent, he announced in October this year that he will not be applying for a new BBBofC (British Boxing Board of Control) license.

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It will be interesting to see whether Fury can progress in 2018 and land a marquee fight like fellow compatriot Anthony Joshua.

But, for now, this latest Twitter mishap is another blot on a stagnating period for the heavyweight in his boxing career.

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