Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury 2: Lennox Lewis believes Wilder is 'one-dimensional'

Lennox Lewis is a big fan of Deontay Wilder, but still believes he's 'one-dimensional'

The biggest names in boxing are struggling to predict who will win Saturday's epic rematch between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury.

It's arguably the biggest heavyweight bout since the famous 'Rumble in the Jungle' between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman in 1974.

Two superstar fighters meeting in their prime and putting their unbeaten records on the line AGAIN? It's a rarity in modern boxing.

The legendary Lennox Lewis describes the meeting between the pair as a "Super Bowl", an event like no other on the sporting calendar.

Lewis is a fan of what he believes are the two best heavyweight on the planet, but says he would rather have faced Wilder than Fury.

"I'd have to say Deontay, because he's one-dimensional," Lewis told GIVEMESPORT in Las Vegas. "When you box against a guy like Tyson Fury, you never know what you're going to get.

"You never know if he's coming out orthodox or southpaw, whether he's going to put his arm around his back, he would give me more to think about."

When asked about Wilder's famous punching power, Lewis was adamant that the Bronze Bomber is the best in the present day - but perhaps not of all-time.

"If you had put me, [Evander] Holyfield and [Mike] Tyson in the same era as Wilder, we'd probably have the same stats as him.

Lewis vs Tyson

"When you look at Tyson, he could knock you out with the shortest punches ever and those punches are devastating, Deontay can't do that.

"But Deontay can knock you out from distance, his arms are flying so long, by the time it lands it's concussed you. It's different, you can't compare the two."

The topic of punch power is something rarely associated with Fury, but Lewis believes the Gypsy King has the weaponry to inflict a stoppage victory of his own on Saturday night.

"He has the power, he just needs to hone it," Lewis added. "He's with a new trainer now and a new trainer can dial him in on how to throw a correct right hand.

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"If you look at Sugar's past fighters, they are guys that knock you out so he knows how to develop the power punch."

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BT Sport Box Office will show Tyson Fury’s highly anticipated rematch with Deontay Wilder, exclusively live on Saturday 22nd February. Wilder v Fury II can be watched on BT TV, Virgin TV, Sky, online via the web or the BT Sport Box Office App. https://www.bt.com/sport/box-office/

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