The former heavyweight champion, Lennox lewis, gave his analysis for the third fight between Tyson fury and Deontay Wilder.
“Deontay I’ve never had to back down before, ”he said. Lennox lewis on interview with Boxing Scene. “He has to learn that the guy going forward has a better chance of landing (punches) than the guy going backward. Unless you’ve really been practicing fighting on your back foot and are used to it, it will be difficult to adjust so quickly. If you have not practiced it, then it is difficult. The rule of thumb is that if you go backwards, you must stop, plant your feet, and land your punch. But that takes a lot of practice and only a few people can do that, and I’m in that group. “
Lennox lewis he says surprised by what he saw of Tyson fury in the rematch, and think that anyway Deontay Wilder he was surprised.
“I never believed Fury when he said he was going to attack Wilder in the second fight ”, he assures Lewis. “I thought he would stay fighting outside and boxing. So if I was surprised Wilder He was definitely more surprised than I was, because nobody expected it. “
Lennox noted that we will have to wait to see if Wilder was able to absorb all the new things he learned from his recent coach Malik Scott.
“It really comes down to how much Deontay he has been able to learn in this time and assimilate his new coach. Can you put it into practice?
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What Lennox Lewis expects from Deontay Wilder
Lewis commented that The Bronze Bomber He already had to have learned from his mistakes from the previous two fights if he is to achieve a positive result in this third chapter against Gypsy king.
“You can look at yourself and realize that you don’t know everything and you need to go back to the drawing board and learn what you don’t know,” he explains. Lewis. “Defeat hurts, but it can make a difference and bring you back to the drawing board and that can help you focus and know what to do.”
In the same way, he said that it will be important to Wilder take advantage of those seconds where you can hurt your opponent.
“In the mind of Deontay, he has knocked out a lot of people before and he just needs that single second of time, “he says. Lennox. “But that second has to come, you have to wait for the right moment, and sometimes that second never comes. That’s why you have to favor the fighter who fights, because he’s the guy who’s putting in all the work throughout the fight. “