The former undisputed world heavyweight champion was a keen observer of this weekend’s heavyweight unification fight years on from when it was once him in similar bouts.
Lewis has had different roles every now and then keeping him in the game, like commentary roles for HBO and even a trainer job for David Price a few years ago but for the most part, the legendary fighter is mainly a fan these days.
Going into the bout it was thought Joshua vs Parker would end in a vicious knockout in Joshua’s favor – but what transpired was far from that.
A technical chess match for twelve rounds with little action in a bout where the referee came in for some flack afterwards for not letting the boxers fight on the inside – as he constantly broke the pair.
Here’s what Lewis had to say on the fight:
I thought AJ fought a great fight. I kno fans want blood but sometimes it just not there. AJ kept proper distance 2keep JP at end of jap but out or range of JP’s jab. JP’s hands were faster than i thought but his game plan was too one dimensional. Good big un beats a good lil un!
— Lennox Lewis (@LennoxLewis) March 31, 2018
@joeboxerparker Definitely nothing to hang ur head for. Learn from this experience, learn new tactics and keep on pushing. Hands that fast have much further to take u than this. You’ve done NZ proud but ur not done. Bless
— Lennox Lewis (@LennoxLewis) April 1, 2018