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The boxing masterclass Lennox Lewis gave to Deontay Wilder back in 2013

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Deontay Wilder made his intentions in the heavyweight division very clear when he clobbered Bermane Stiverne into a first round knockout at the weekend.

The Haitian looked a shadow of the boxer that went 12 rounds with the 'Bronze Bomber' in 2015 and was eventually put out of his misery by referee Arthur Mecante. Stiverne barely threw a punch as two knockdowns and a hammer-like right hook all but concluded his career in the sport.

After Anthony Joshua traversed his very own mandatory challenger in the past month, the door is now wide open for a unification bout.

AJ defeated Carlos Takam under the floodlights at the Principality Stadium with the fight eventually waived in the tenth fight as blood continued to pour from the Cameroonian's brow.

Eddie Hearn is currently in New York and negotiations with Wilder are finally beginning to progress. WBO champion Joseph Parker has also thrown his hat into the ring and Tyson Fury is whipping himself back into fitness for his very own shot at the title.

Lennox Lewis has certainly been impressed with Joshua recently and his post-Takam fight reaction suggests he'll be confident when a future Wilder clash is confirmed.

He brilliantly tweeted after the bout: "This was just the type of fight, experience & adversity that @anthonyfjoshua needed.

"He wasn’t at his best, but sometimes, u won’t always be & it’s those times u hav 2find a way. Some fall apart after broke nose. He remained composed and controlled fight #JoshuaTakam” 

Anthony Joshua v Carlos Takam -  World Heavyweight Title Fight

So it's Team Joshua for a fellow British heavyweight champion of his day.

Nevertheless, Lewis has passed on some wisdom to Wilder in the past and the two were filmed in the midst of a masterclass back in 2013 in - of all places - a car park.

The 52-year-old could be seen correcting the American's jab technique with a series of demonstrations, with Wilder studying the former champion closely.

Check out the brilliant video below:

Wilder is no stranger to learning from the world of British boxing having taken part in David Haye's training camp for the planned Tyson Fury fight in 2013, also. The video can be seen HERE.

The only British fighter to step into the ring with Wilder, however, was Audley Harrison who was finished out with in a round and sent into retirement.

There's little doubting that AJ would fare better but only time will tell who'll become the undisputed king of the heavyweight division.

Who do you think would win the mega fight - Joshua or Wilder? Have your say in the comments section below.

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