Boxing legend Lennox Lewis provides his predictions for Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury

Deontay Wilder v Tyson Fury - Los Angeles Press Conference

The former undisputed heavyweight champion of the world Lennox Lewis has had his say on who he believes to be the victor in this weekend's clash between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury. 

Both fighters enter the ring with their undefeated records on the line, and journalists and fans alike have been debating and deliberating as to who would win this incredible fight.

However, Lewis has now provided his prediction, despite saying just a few weeks ago that he wouldn't try and call it.

"Deontay Wilder if it ends early, Tyson Fury if it goes the distance," is what Lewis believes.

"If Fury can frustrate Wilder the way he did Wladimir Klitschko he can get the decision even in America. 

"But if Deontay catches Tyson anywhere to the head with that huge raw power it will change the course of the fight at any given moment.

"It should be exciting and explosive because styles make fights. So it's a question of which style wins? Neither of them has faced an opponent like the other before.

"Wilder hasn't been in with anyone as mobile as Fury, so can he catch him? Tyson won't find it as easy to avoid Deontay as he did Wladimir because this guy can move and throw. And as I say Wilder doesn't have to punch you on the chin or temple to knock you out.


"When he hits anyone in the world anywhere on the head down they go, concussed. How will Fury react? He's proved he's a survivor in the past but will he be able to get up again from something this heavy?

"On the other hand, how will Deontay deal with Tyson taking the Mickey in the very serious business of heavyweight boxing? With Fury it's catch me if you can. It's now you see my face, now you can't hit it. Wilder could get too frustrated. It's impossible to know the outcome."

Furthermore, the winner of this fight is likely to fight Anthony Joshua next in a clash which will decide who is possibly the greatest heavyweight boxer of this era. 

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