Lennox lewis, former heavyweight world champion, explained the strategy that made him win Tyson fury against Deontay Wilder.
“I think the key to winning Fury was that he basically put his weight on Deontay and he was going forward and coming back with left-right ”, he commented in an interview with Fight Hub TV. “They both loved her. They had a lot of heart and they are both soldiers, but it was a great fight, I am very happy ”.
The Briton made the first successful defense of the heavyweight belt of the CMB, after he took it off Wilder in February 2020.
Fury and Deontay They put up a big fight in which there were five knockdowns, but Tyson managed to knock out Wilder in the eleventh round.
“What fight we just saw,” he said Lennox lewis. “The first fight was spectacular, we saw the second and it was more spectacular. The third was the summit. Great fight of both. Obvious Tyson fury he won, but it was a tough trade. “
This was the third contest between the two. In December 2018 they met and ended in a tie with cards of 113-113, 115-113 for Wilder and 114-112 for Fury.
A year and a half later they fought again, but this time Tyson he knocked him out in the seventh round.
The team of Tyson fury began to negotiate with the Anthony Joshua to unify the heavyweight belts this year. However, a judge’s ruling in USA in favor of Deontay Wilder shot these plans.
A couple of weeks ago, Joshua defended the championships of the WBO, WBA and FIB against Oleksandr Usyk. The Ukrainian put up a great fight and took his belts off.
They both signed a rematch clause that Joshua it will surely make it valid. Meanwhile, the CMB He assured that he was going to order the unification or that the winner fight against the interim champion, Dillian whyte.
“I think it would be a great fight,” he said. Lennox Lewis. “Tyson It is very large and more than two meters. It will be a very difficult fight, but I think that Tyson is a great boxer, he is a great champion. I think he’s the king of the division now. “