Lennox Lewis makes feelings clear on Tyson Fury with huge Oleksandr Usyk boxing match a month away

Lennox Lewis makes feelings clear on Tyson Fury with huge Oleksandr Usyk boxing match a month away

WATCH NOW: Sports round-up with Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk fight a month away

Jack Otway

By Jack Otway

Published: 17/01/2024

- 09:41

The duo will do battle on February 17 with millions from all over the world expected to watch the action unfold

Lennox Lewis has backed Tyson Fury to beat Oleksandr Usyk because of his size, as next month's showdown in Saudi Arabia creeps closer.

The two men will go up against each other both looking to become the undisputed heavyweight champion.

Fury is considered the slight favourite, despite producing a poor display during his narrow victory over Francis Ngannou at the end of October.

But Usyk can't be written off, especially given how the Ukrainian has beaten Anthony Joshua twice in the past.

Boxing news Lennox Lewis

Boxing news: Lennox Lewis is backing Tyson Fury to beat Oleksandr Usyk next month


The fight between the pair will be the first heavyweight showdown since Lewis' days in the ring.

And now, per World Boxing News, the 58-year-old has expressed a belief that Fury will win the bout.

“For the record, I’m looking forward to welcoming Fury or Usyk to the Undisputed club,” he said.

"I’m glad they have decided to chase history.

“It [February 17 in Saudia Arabia] should be a great fight.

"A good big un’ beats a good little un’ – advantage Fury.”

Another big fight that was recently confirmed is Anthony Joshua vs Ngannou.

Joshua will go into that battle as the favourite due to his years of experience in the ring.

Yet the way Ngannou performed against Fury in October bodes well for the 38-year-old, who has just one professional fight under his belt.

Lewis thinks the fight will be a 'spectacle', despite some fans questioning why it's taking place in the first place.

“Ngannou’s fight with Tyson Fury was a spectacle," he said.

"This fight with AJ is also a spectacle.

“Hats off to Ngannou for making the most of his opportunities.

"He’s done nothing wrong. This is just the heavyweight division in the year 2024."

Fury, meanwhile, said back in November that he was the favourite to reign supreme - and that he'd beat Usyk in style.


Boxing news Tyson Fury Oleksandr Usyk

Boxing news: Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk will meet in Saudi Arabia on February 17


“I’ve been in many heavyweight title fights before," the 35-year-old said at the time.

"And now is the most important one.

"We’re both undefeated. He’s a champion; I’m a champion. And it will be one of the fights for the ages.

“It’s been 24 years since we’ve last had an undisputed heavyweight world champion [Lewis].

"And we know that the Klitschkos were champions for about ten years.

Boxing news Tyson Fury

Boxing news: Tyson Fury thinks he'll beat Oleksandr Usyk next month


“So there’s been another 14 years where other heavyweights couldn’t stop it.

"So we’ve been chosen. I believe we’re both destined to be here.

“There’s only one winner. I’m destined to become the undisputed champion.”

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