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

Lennox Lewis Refutes 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.

The Brit did go on to praise the 'Bronze Bomber' for his confidence in his abilities inside the squared circle.

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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."

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."

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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.

Tyson's former trainer believes that 'Iron' Mike could train now for six weeks and still manage to knock out Deontay Wilder "in a minute."

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Image: PA

When Deontay Wilder knocked out [Luis] Ortiz, there was hardly a punch thrown in the fight," Jeff Fenech told Sporting News.

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"Boxing's not the same now. I'd guarantee that if Mike Tyson trained for six weeks, he'd knock Wilder out in a minute.

"He would hit them. If these guys are getting knocked out by Tyson Fury -- who's a great fighter, but not a huge puncher -- Tyson would kill these guys.

"They're not on the same level today. Mike today, I reckon if he trained he could still beat these guys."

"Fury's got these other skills, but Deontay Wilder's got a punch and nothing else. If you punch him, it's over. And Mike don't miss."

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