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Lennox Lewis hopes ‘special’ Tyson Fury doesn’t retire and has been impressed by Dillian Whyte who ‘wants to be champion’

Lennox Lewis hopes ‘special’ Tyson Fury doesn’t retire and has been impressed by Dillian Whyte who ‘wants to be champion’

Lennox Lewis spoke glowingly about Tyson Fury and Dillian Whyte as the two British heavyweights will clash in a blockbuster fight at Wembley Stadium on Saturday.

Fury will put his WBC heavyweight title on the line against Whyte – who has earned his position as the number one challenger.

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Whyte is set to challenge Fury for his WBC heavyweight world title, live on talkSPORT

Lewis is the last man to be undisputed heavyweight champion of the world and his illustrious career in the ring saw him take on the likes of Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield and Vitali Klitschko.

But Fury is unlikely to join the 56-year-old in that historic achievement as he plans to retire after facing Whyte in front of 94,000 people at Wembley.

On the Gypsy King’s retirement plans, Lewis told talkSPORT: “I have to believe it. He may want another fight. He may want Usyk or Joshua, but right now he’s saying that.”

He continued: “It would be a shame [if Fury retired]. I love when Tyson Fury fights and I’ve actually commentated on a lot of his fights.

“I love the fact he can give you a great fight and can come out and sing for you after, that shows he’s still got his faculties.”

Lewis finished finished with a career record of 41-2-1 and knows a thing or two about what it takes to be a great champion.


Lewis was the last man to be undisputed heavyweight champion

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Lewis was the last man to be undisputed heavyweight champion

He gave Fury huge praise for his boxing IQ and explained why he is so tough to face.

Lewis said: “Tyson Fury can box orthodox, he can box southpaw, moves well and is also big and tall. That makes it difficult for a lot of boxers out there to get at him because of the size.

“How many times have you boxed against a 6ft9in guy? Not too many. How many sparring partners can you get that are 6ft9in? Not too many.

“He’s special.”

He added: “Very difficult [to get away from Fury’s jab] as he can jab with the right or the left. It really depends on how he…

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