Lewis: Joshua Has To Prove He’s #1 Heavyweight

Lennox Lewis is hoping Anthony Joshua takes the mantle as undisputed heavyweight champion, and does it in short form.

Joshua defends three of the four titles needed to be undisputed champion, against Alexander Povetkin on September 22nd at Wembley Stadium, and Lewis hopes that after this fight that Joshua pencils a showdown with Deontay Wilder to fight for the latter’s WBC championship/

The former Olympian told Sky Sports that he sees similarities to the current heavyweight division to his battle

Lewis hopes the trio can cross paths in the future, just as he did against rivals such as Evander Holyfield and Mike Tyson.

Lewis told Sky Sports News: “I remember being in that situation where everybody was saying, ‘Holyfield is the best, Tyson is the best. I’m the best.’ But I just buckled down and I wanted to show the world that I was the best.

“A lot of big guys, serious guys that want to be heavyweight champions of the world are out there. A lot of good match-ups down the line.

“Anthony Joshua, Tyson Fury stands out, Deontay stands out. There’s a lot of heavyweights that are standing out, but there’s a few of them have a lot to learn still.

“It will come out in the end who really steps up. Hopefully they’ll get the ball rolling soon.”

In regards to facing either Fury or Wilder after Povetkin, Joshua said: “I know it’s going to be a 50-50 fight, because of my lack of experience in terms of rounds, but in terms of what I’ve been through in that short space of time, I know I’m ready to rock and roll.

“I don’t fear any of them.”

Initial Report: Sky Sports

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