Lennox Lewis has laid out a blueprint for the rest of Tyson Fury’s career should the current champion want to join him in the history books.
With 41 wins, 32 knockouts, and just two losses to men he beat in rematches, Lewis is considered one of the greatest heavyweights in the history of the sport.
In a resurfaced interview with Piers Morgan, the Olympic Gold Medalist was asked how a fantasy fight might play out with him and current heavyweight champ, Tyson Fury.
‘I refuse to answer easy questions’ said Lewis with his trademark confidence. When pushed on the topic, he told Morgan what ‘The Gypsy King’ needs to do to be on his level.
“Listen, Tyson Fury’s a great champion. He moves well, he’s elusive, and he punches hard, got a great jab, great uppercut now.
All he has to do is clean up the division like I did, and then beat the next generation.”
Lewis finished the exchange by saying two Kronk fighters can’t be put against one another – a nod to Fury’s relatively fresh training partnership with SugarHill Steward, nephew of Emmanuel Steward – trainer of ‘The Lion’ and 40 other championship fighters.
If the plan set out by the heavyweight legend is to be followed, Fury must face Oleksandr Usyk next to gain undisputed status – something Lewis was the last man to do over two decades ago.
Despite being promised as an easy fight to make, there has still been no announcement after three months of negotiations, leading many fans to become doubtful that it happens next, or at all.
Should Fury come through the elite Ukrainian, many fans would like to see him in the ring with domestic rivals Anthony Joshua and Joe Joyce before he considers retirement.