Lennox Lewis has echoed requires Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk to face one another subsequent for the undisputed heavyweight crown, describing every other struggle as “nonsense.”
Lewis took to his official Twitter account to publicly implore the 2 camps to iron out a deal for a date within the first half of 2023.
UNDISPUTED!… the whole lot else is nonsense. #FuryUsyk#UsykFury
— Lennox Lewis, CBE, CM (@LennoxLewis) December 14, 2022
‘The Lion’ was truly concerned within the final undisputed struggle within the heavyweight division, the place he defeated Evander Holyfield at Madison Sq. Backyard in 1999 to assert the WBC, WBA and IBF world titles.
Over 20 years on, followers will likely be hoping the look forward to the crowning of one other indubitable champion within the blue ribbon division will quickly be over.
Fury’s Promoter Bob Arum introduced this week that each Fury and Usyk had agreed to the struggle going down subsequent, with a date and venue the ultimate obstacles to be overcome.
The struggle is extensively anticipated to land within the Center East, with a number of profitable web site charge provides from the area to host the historic occasion reportedly already agreed.
Nevertheless Arum didn’t rule out the potential for the pair locking horns at Wembley Stadium, the place Fury efficiently defended his WBC crown towards Dillian Whyte in April.
The sentiment and need from crew Usyk to make the struggle is equally sturdy, with the Ukrainian’s supervisor Alex Krassyuk saying this week the struggle “should occur subsequent.”
Usyk made the journey to London to witness Fury’s stoppage win over Derek Chisora, after which the pair had an electrical face off which despatched hype for the potential struggle into overdrive.
Regardless of no official announcement being made, bookmakers have already priced up the struggle. Fury is the 1/2 favorite, while Usyk is the slight underdog at 6/4.