News | Nov 19 2016

EXCLUSIVE Lennox Lewis slams Anthony Joshua’s fight with Eric Molina

Lennox Lewis gives his view on Anthony Joshua, Wladimir Klitschko and Tyson Fury
Lennox Lewis
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LENNOX LEWIS, one of the best heavyweights of all-time, sees little value in IBF champion Anthony Joshua’s December 10 defence against unfancied Eric Molina.

“This Eric Molina guy who Joshua is fighting? Okay, any guy that steps in the ring is dangerous but I fail to see what he can do in this fight,” Lewis told Boxing News. “What’s the point of it? If it’s a night out for the fans, to take their friends, well, it’s going to be a short night out.”

There was talk that Joshua would take on Wladimir Klitschko after the Ukrainian’s rematch with Tyson Fury collapsed with the Englishman – under investigation from UKAD after testing positive for the performance enhancing nandrolone – suffering from depression and admitting to cocaine abuse. That bout is now in play for 2017 after the Klitschko camp failed to commit to the contest this year.