Advert

Latest

13 minutes ago
Advert
11 hours ago
Advert

Most Popular

2 days ago
Advert

Lennox Lewis Puts Down Deontay Wilder's Claims He Could Knockout Mike Tyson

Lennox Lewis Puts Down Deontay Wilder's Claims He Could Knockout Mike Tyson

Lennox Lewis has stated that he 'doesn't see' Deontay Wilder being able to beat Mike Tyson in his prime.

The retired fighter took to Twitter to have his say on Wilder's claims that he would 'destroy' Tyson back in 2018.

Advert

The Brit did go on to praise the 'Bronze Bomber' for his confidence and the way he is constantly improving while WBC heavyweight champion.

There is no doubt that Wilder is a big believer in his own abilities so his claims about knocking out 'The Baddest Man on the Planet' aren't out of character.

When TMZ specifically asked Wilder in 2018 if he would stand a chance against Tyson, he unequivocally responded: "Yes."

Advert

But the 'Bronze Bomber' went on to proclaim that he fears no heavyweight, past or present, by adding that whether they're "old school [or] new school, I knock them all out."

The 34-year-old does have one of the fiercest strikes in boxing today, but it's hard to compare him to the skill of a prime Tyson.

Image Credit: PA
Image Credit: PA

Wilder will need to be at his best for his upcoming rematch with Tyson Fury.

Their highly anticipated rematch is set to take place February 22 after a controversial draw last December.

It's the only result that tarnishes Wilder's otherwise 100% record since his pro debut in 2008.

Should he come out on top against the 'Gypsy King', a unification match with Anthony Joshua could be on the cards.

Joshua defeated Andy Ruiz Jr on Saturday in Saudi Arabia to reclaim his world titles.

Image Credit: PA
Image Credit: PA

Despite Wilder's claims we'll 'never see' a unification bout, 'AJ' seems ready for a match against the American.

"I would love to make that my next fight. I'm taking it one step at a time. Whenever they are ready, they know where to find me."

Do you think Joshua and Wilder will ever face off?

Sound off in the comments below.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Mike Tyson, Boxing News, Boxing, Lennox Lewis, Deontay Wilder

Daniel Marland

Daniel is a freelancer journalist for SPORTbible and covers a variety of sports. He also has past experience of working at Manchester United and once locked eyes with Jose Mourinho. He lived to tell the tale.

 

Next Up

Khabib Nurmagomedov Doesn't Understand Tony Ferguson Ahead Of UFC 249

Khabib Nurmagomedov Doesn't Understand Tony Ferguson Ahead Of UFC 249

7 months ago