Lennox Lewis Encourages Tyson Fury To Join Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Club
Former undisputed heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis wants Tyson Fury to join the club.
Lewis commended Fury for his sixth-round knockout of Dillian Whyte this past Saturday at Wembley Stadium. The fellow British man embraced the idea of Fury taking on the winner of the rematch between unified champion Oleksandr Usyk and Anthony Joshua for the undisputed title – an exclusive club Lewis himself is a part of.
“A great showing by Tyson Fury tonight. It emphatically keeps him as the man to beat,” Lewis wrote on Twitter.
“He’s already in a very exclusive club in boxing, but I look forward to welcoming him to the undisputed club. Let’s get it done!”
Lewis, now 56, is the last heavyweight to hold the undisputed heavyweight championship in the WBA/WBC/IBF era, which lasted from November 1999 to April 2000.
Aside from Lewis, there are only four other undisputed champions, which includes Mike Tyson in August 1987, Buster Douglas in February 1990 and Evander Holyfield in October 1990.
Usyk holds the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight titles ever since defeating Joshua in September. They are targeted to rematch in the summer. Fury has the remaining WBC belt.