Lennox Lewis says fighting Usyk will not be a walkover fight for Tyson Fury
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Tyson Fury seems pretty confident about his victory whenever he talks about a potential fight with Oleksandr Usyk. Although Usyk is an undefeated boxer (20-0) and holds three heavyweight world titles, Tyson Fury believes that a boxer 20 kilograms lighter than him simply does not stand a particular chance if they ever meet in the ring.
In an interview with BT Sport, Lewis was given the opportunity to reflect on the potential match between Usyka and Fury, and unlike Fury, Lewis points out that Usyka should not be underestimated. "I think it's going to be a great fight.
Usyk is a champion, he's been [unified] champion for a little bit," Lewis told BT Sport. "He came to the fight and I know he was watching, feeling the energy. He's going to try and find a way to beat Tyson Fury. It's not going to be a walkover for Fury.
This man [Usyk] is a champion. This man is dedicated. He puts everything into his training and his will to win."
Fight for the unification of the titles
Oleksandr Usyk and Tyson Fury could fight for the unification of the titles in the heavyweight division, as Lennox Lewis managed to do back in 1999.
After watching Tyson Fury vs. Derek Chisora last weekend, Lewis believes Fury could have won the match before the tenth round. "It was a great fight for Tyson, not for Chisora,' Lewis said. "Fury could've done anything he wanted.
"You can tell he's got that Christmas spirit on, so he's about 80 percent of his normal self. I felt he could've stepped it up at any time and got rid of Chisora. He definitely wanted to get the rounds and the work in. That's very wise of him to recognize that.
Noticing that he needs work. "I think the referee made the right call. It's hard for his [Chisora] corner to stop the fight at that point, but they definitely should have before the ref. The referee did the right thing."