LENNOX LEWIS revealed Tyson Fury would have given him more problems in the ring than Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder – but he still would have beaten him.
Lewis, the last undisputed heavyweight champion, retired in 2003 after beating Vitali Klitschko.
Getty – Contributor4 Lennox Lewis revealed Tyson Fury would have offered him more problems in the ring than Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder
Speaking to TMZ Sports, the 1988 Olympic gold medallist claimed the new era of giant heavyweights means the division isn't short of blockbuster showdowns.
He revealed Fury’s “lanky” 6ft 9ins size would have given him more problems than current world champions Joshua or Wilder.
But the 53-year-old still insisted he would still have KO’d the Gypsy King "by the 10th round".
Lewis said: “I think those fights would’ve been great, because when I was around it was a lack of big guys, then all of a sudden – I’m retired now and they come out the woodwork.
PA:Press Association4 Lewis claimed Fury's 6ft 9ins frame would have given him the biggest problems in the ring
REUTERS4 Despite Joshua and Wilder both being current world champions, Lewis revealed Fury is the biggest danger
“There’s like tons of them, there’s like 10, I don’t like crossing eras, I’m the best in the past era and these guys are fighting for the best in this era.
"I think Tyson Fury would've given me some trouble because he's so big, he’s a bit lanky.
"I would break him down probably by the 10th round, I would break him down. But, he would give me some problems."
Lewis recently told UFC commentator Joe Rogan he would come out of retirement for a lucrative $100million (£76m) rematch with Mike Tyson.