Lennox Lewis claims Anthony Joshua isn't interested in Wilder and Fury fights

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Former undisputed heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis has claimed Anthony Joshua wants no part of a unification fight with Deontay Wilder, and has called for a rematch between Wilder and fellow Brit Tyson Fury. 

Fury and Wilder shared one of the fights of the year at the start of December, with the controversial and stunning showdown ending in a split draw.

Many fans were left immediately clamouring for a second fight between the two larger-than-life fighters, and the WBC were more than happy to oblige, sanctioning a rematch between the two. 

Speaking on the Fury and Wilder fight, as well as the ever-lingering prospect of a stunning all-British showdown between Fury and Anthony Joshua, Lewis certainly pulled no punches. 

"I think they [Fury and Wilder] should have a rematch, Joshua can wait," Lewis told CompuBox, per World Boxing News

"He doesn't want any of those guys. When he saw that fight, he's like 'wow these guys can box', and now they are going to do it again."

When further quizzed on Joshua, and his thoughts on the heavyweight world champion potentially fighting in New York in April, Lewis was again quick to dismiss the notion. 

"I don't think he'll come over here right now. I think he's too happy in England being protected, and boxing in front of the British crowd."

Whilst an opinion that is certainly not going to prove popular amongst many of Joshua's and British boxing fans, Joshua's potential opponent for his April fight continues to be a source of speculation. 

American Jarrell 'Big Baby' Miller has been incredibly vocal about his desire to showdown against the sport's current king, whilst the winner of Saturday's Dereck Chisora vs Dillian Whyte - as well as a stunning rematch against the currently-retired Wladimir Klitschko - have also reportedly been discussed. 

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