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Lennox Lewis explains what makes Joshua, Wilder and Fury so good

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In the current boxing climate, with so many promising boxers from around the world on show in all of the weight categories and so many exciting encounters in the pipeline, everyone who is anyone has an opinion on who has the advantage in the ring.

Whether people are supporting the controversial yet entertaining Tyson Fury, only recently back from a lengthy break away from the sport, or the nice guy of boxing and current face of British boxing Anthony Joshua; or perhaps you prefer the bad man persona of America's WBC champion Deontay Wilder.

These are the three boxers that are making waves in the heavyweight world scene right now, with Wilder seeming to destroy anyone actually willing to get into the ring with him.

Joshua is the current IBF, IBO, WBO, and WBA world champion and the man everyone wants to beat.

Meanwhile, Fury who has so much potential, but fans are still waiting to see if he really is back to his very best following his long absence.

With cases being made for all three of these fighters to rise to the top, and stay there, former undisputed heavyweight champ Lennox Lewis has weighed in.

Now when a man who has previously knocked out the likes of Frank Bruno, Vitali Klitschko and Mike Tyson, gives his thoughts on who would be the most difficult to defeat between three more heavyweight titans, you listen.

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And when asked which of the three he believes to be the finest boxer Lewis' verdict is that Fury would be the most difficult to beat due to his awkward fighting style and physical attributes.

"They are all very good in their different ways," Lewis told the Daily Mail. "Which is why I want to see them all fight each other the way we did in the last golden age for heavyweights. It would be fascinating to see which way it shakes out.

"Anthony has a terrific right hand which makes him dangerous. Deontay has an even bigger right which completely concusses anyone if he connects and he is also faster on his feet.

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"Tyson is perhaps the most difficult to beat. He is remarkably mobile and athletic for a man 6ft 9in tall and has that very long reach to go with it. His evasive style makes him very awkward to get to. I would have boxed each one differently."

The Gypsy King is back in the ring on Saturday in Belfast and faces Francesco Pianeta, and should the fight go Fury's way, he may face Wilder next in the winter. With the winner of that fight getting a crack at the main prize Joshua in a blockbuster bout at Wembley in April 2019.

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Heavyweight
Lennox Lewis
Deontay Wilder
Anthony Joshua
Tyson Fury
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