JOHN FURY is praising Lennox Lewis, stating that a young version of the former undisputed world heavyweight champion would have beaten today’s Wladimir Klitschko, who his son Tyson meets on October 24 in Germany.
“A 27-year-old Lewis would have been very hard to beat,” states Fury, “Even though he hates us; I don’t know why he hates us.”
Lennox Lewis has never stated he has any grievance or antipathy towards the Fury family, so the contention appears without foundation, but Tyson certainly believes it.
“Tell you why he hates us?” Tyson asks rhetorically. “Because he’s a has-been, he’s old and he envies other fighters who are active. Has been a fighter, has been a champion, has been in the public eye, has been successful.”