Former undisputed heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis has provided his view on what we can expect from the Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury bout.
The former champion stopped short in making any predictions with regards to the result, but he did say that it would not look like the Wladimir Klitschko vs Fury fight where the Brit became the heavyweight and lineal champion.
“Wilder is a different kettle of fish; I don’t think Klitschko expected Tyson Fury to be so active, so elusive in their fight," Lewis shared.
"He didn’t expect Fury to move so much. I think Deontay will be expecting that. And I think he’ll move with him. It’s completely different.”
Lewis suggested the difference between the two will make an interesting match-up. Wilder is an extremely powerful boxer, while Fury’s intelligence has served him well.
“Deontay has a lot of power, anywhere he hits you, you’re going to be concussed. If he can’t knock out Fury, he better be prepared to box.
"Tyson Fury is fast on his feet, elusive. We’ll see if Deontay can catch up with him.”
Even when pressed during the interview with BoxingScene.com to tip one of the two for victory, the former Olympian declined.
“It’s such a hard fight to predict. Both guys have talent and both have power. We’re not going to know what happens until we see the fight.”
Boxing fans are keen to see the winner of the contest face Anthony Joshua in a bout to unify the division, something that Joshua outlined as his objective after winning his first title against Charles Martin and reiterating following on from the win against Klitschko.
Joshua has been quoted recently as saying he wants to face Wilder after his fight against WBA mandatory challenger Alexander Povetkin, perhaps a sign as to who Joshua thinks will win between Wilder and Fury.
Promoter Eddie Hearn, however, seems in no rush to make that fight, discussing options such as the winner of the Chisora-Whyte contest.News Now - Sport News