Lennox Lewis clarifies comments he made that caused WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder to make some remarks about him and Mike Tyson.
This all started a few weeks back when Wilder said he would have beaten a prime Mike Tyson.
Then, the likes of former champion Lennox Lewis and Frank Bruno jumped to the defence on social media of their former opponent.
Tyson went on to say on a podcast that Wilder:
“Talks a lot of s***.”
On so on this debacle went gone.
Now a story alleging that Wilder has accused Lewis and Mike Tyson in particular of holding back the new generations of heavyweights – has been responded to by Lewis:
There is no fued. There is no hate. There is no jealousy. Me and @MikeTyson are fans and spectators. The HW division is more exciting because of @BronzeBomber, @anthonyfjoshua and @Tyson_Fury Sort it out. Don’t let the media get to your head! https://t.co/ABo0ddPl4j
— Lennox Lewis (@LennoxLewis) March 2, 2018
Clearly the three men in today’s heavyweight division whom Lewis identifies as the best.
No mention of current WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker who takes on Joshua in a unification fight later this month (March 31st) in Cardiff, Wales.
Since retirement in 2003 Lewis has largely been out of the sport of boxing other than occasional punditry roles and social media opinions on topical issues in the sport.
Lewis now aged 52, is a former three-time heavyweight champion of the world and left the sport with a professional record of 41-2-1-32KO.
His only defeats came to Hasim Rahman and Oliver McCall.
Both of which he avenged.