Lennox Lewis makes prediction for Tyson Fury v Deontay Wilder trilogy fight
Lennox Lewis is confident the ‘boxer’ will overcome the ‘puncher’ this weekend, backing Tyson Fury to beat Deontay Wilder in their highly-anticipated trilogy showdown.
Fury produced a masterclass in heavyweight boxing to dethrone Wilder and secure the WBC title in the pair’s last meeting after a controversial split decision draw in their opening bout.
Neither fighter has fought since the initial rematch way back in February 2020, but the Gypsy King will feel momentum is on his side and is the bookmakers’ favourite to come out on top at Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena this weekend.
Wilder has bulked up in preparation for the clash as was expected – registering a career-heaviest weight of 238lbs (17stone) – and Lewis believes ‘there’s always a danger’ for Fury against the dangerous American and his devastating right hand.
But the legendary former three-time world champion predicts Fury will have the edge over the Bronze Bomber, as was the case before the duo’s second fight.
Asked whether he felt the same for the third fight, Lewis told BT Sport: ‘Yeah, I’m the same now.
‘But there’s a danger, there’s always a danger. The revenge fight is a serious fight because I haven’t heard “Bomb Squad!” these whole couple of days so, to me, Deontay is very serious, very focussed and calm and collected and that’s dangerous to me.
‘So there’s a danger that he can come in with that big right hand and he’s well focussed.
‘He’s had 20 months to train and retrain. If you look at him right now he’s ripped! There’s not an ounce of fat on him, he’s not saying too much so there’s a lurking danger there.’
Lewis believes Fury should go into the bout with the same mindset that saw him triumph over Wilder in their last meeting.
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Source : metro