Would Tyson Fury beat Lennox Lewis? Legend’s opinion


British and Irish boxing legend, member International Boxing Hall of Fame (IBHOF) and current promoter Barry McGuigan (Cyclone Promotions) has no doubt that his legendary heavyweight compatriot Lennox Lewis would have beaten current heavyweight leader Tyson Fury (32-0-1, 23 KOs).

opinion McGuigan, “There’s no way Fury could be better than Lewis. This is not discussed at all. Fury is physically very far from peak Lewis. Lennox would beat Tyson and knock him out in the championship rounds. Understand that when evaluating fighters from different eras, you should build on their resumes. My opinion is that Lennox’s opposition was simply much more solid: Hasim Rahman, Oliver McCall, Ray Mercer, Mike Tyson, Vitali Klitschko, David Tua, Evander Holyfield, Tommy Morrison, Frank Bruno … “

In September, McGuigan took a hard look at the future prospects of yet another heavyweight compatriot, Anthony Joshua, “Throw away the freeloaders and ass-kissers!”