Lennox Lewis reacts to Tyson Fury stopping Deontay Wilder

Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder have created a hugely positive reaction from former heavyweight champion Lennox, and basically the entire boxing world from their exciting war last Saturday night at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Lewis saw the fight as an amazing back and forth brawl with both guys getting hurt and tasting the canvas on at least two occasions apiece.

In the end, Fury (31-0-1, 22 KOs) prevailed with an 11th round knockout victory to retain his WBC heavyweight title.

Fury had to go through one of his toughest fights as a professional to eventually get the ‘W’ tonight in his trilogy match with Deontay.

After Fury knocked Wilder down in round three, it was assumed by many fans that he would finish him off in the next round.

Former WBC heavyweight champion Wilder had other plans, as he put Fury down twice in round four. The round ended before Wilder could finish Fury.

Wilder missed his window of opportunity by failing to knockout Fury in the fourth because in between rounds, he recovered and never looked back.

Lewis reacts to Fury’s win

“Oh my God, what a fight,” said Lennox Lewis to Boxing Social in reacting to the Fury vs. Wilder 3 fight tonight. “We saw the first fight and it was an amazing fight.

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 09: Tyson Fury (L) knocksdown Deontay Wilder (R) during their fight for the WBC heavyweight championship at T-Mobile Arena on October 09, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Mikey Williams/Top Rank Inc via Getty Images)

“We saw the second fight, even more amazing. The third was the cap. A great fight by both guys. Tyson Fury obviously came out the victor.

“Tough, back and forth, back and forth. I mean, you could tell they both wanted it, and you could tell they had a lot of heart and they’re both soldiers.

“Great fight, I’m really happy with it. The key to Fury getting the win. What he did was basically put his weight on Deontay and was moving forward and coming in with left-rights.

“I think it would be a great fight,”  said Lewis when asked about his thoughts on Fury fighting Oleksandr Usyk.

“Tyson is really big and 6’9″. How tall is Usyk? It’s going to be a difficult fight for him, but Tyson is a great fighter and a great champion. I think he’s the king of the division right now,” said Lewis.

A fight between Fury and IBF/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk (19-0, 13 Kos) would be great, but it’s not going to happen potentially until the second half of next year.

Usyk is facing Anthony Joshua in a rematch in March, and if he wins that fight, he’s going to have other great options.

 

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Warren was impressed with Fury vs. Wilder 3

Everybody in the whole place was at the edge of their seat and standing up,” said Frank Warren to Boxing Social in reacting to Tyson Fury’s win over Deontay Wilder.

 

It was probably the best heavyweight fight I’ve seen live. It was a much better fight tonight because it was what it was. It was two guys gave their all.

“It was two absolute warriors in there, throwing bombs at each other. Both on the floor and getting up,” Warren said about Wilder and Fury both hitting the canvas at different points in the fight.

“In the end, Tyson’s heart and will to win prevailed. It was something special. That’s what boxing is at its truest is all about, guys giving it their all as they did.

“I could see what Wilder was trying to do. It’s easy to see when you’re outside of the ring. He’s dangerous, as we all know. He’s a dangerous, dangerous fighter.

“In the first fight, Tyson was winning it well and then he got clipped in the middle part of the fight, and certainly in the last round we all know.

“A big bomb landed on him, and he got back up. He did the same thing tonight, and he was on the floor twice.

“No, because he was always in it, Wilder. He was letting those bombs go right up until the end, wasn’t he?” said Warren when asked if he felt that the fight should have been halted earlier.

I have to tell you that’s the best heavyweight fight I’ve seen live, bar none,” said Warren in giving his final thoughts on the Fury vs. Wilder III fight.

It was an odd fight with both guys getting hurt, and seemingly in a position to win. Wilder could have won the fight if he’d finished Fury when he was badly hurt. It was a missed opportunity for Deontay.

44 thoughts on “Lennox Lewis reacts to Tyson Fury stopping Deontay Wilder”

  1. Cecil,
    ….. the British boxing board of control suspended permanently fury’s boxing license for cheating

  2. It doesn’t matter if someone has better boxing than a current active fighter because Deontay Wilder is a fast learner and a hard worker. Deontay Wilder would knockout both Ali, and Frazier.

  3. That’s one of the reasons fury was banned from UK fighting forever, drugged opponents bribery, steroid use, basically fury’s a one trick pony, same old things in cheating.

  4. This website can’t get over the fact that Wilder lost. Spin it however, Wilder lost. Hey, junior handover the 🍿🤠

    • Deontay Wilder was cheated in every fight. Take the record book logging and the.cash.and retire for the good of boxing. You got what you wanted, now get out and let legitimate fights take place again. Damned cheating tactics, I am so glad the British boxing board of control stepped in to do what the Nevada State Athletic Commission wouldn’t do, and that’s their job.
      Great job British boxing board of control for banishing the best cheater in history.

  5. Fury’s gloves were approved and Wilder could have used the same gloves if he had wanted to , give me a break . Wilder drugged how silly is that. Then his team did it !! He’s just a sore loser is all there is about it . Fury man handled him , Wilder just can’t beat Tyson that’s all there are to it . Wilder may beat the rest but not Tyson. Actually Wilder relies on knocking people out instead boxing looking for a knockout. Ortiz had him if Ortiz would have been a smart boxer and stayed away for a round and played it safe.

    • No, fury has a legacy of cheating. He’d get destroyed in a fight with the Queensbury rules of boxing upheld.

    • One guy has padded gloves, the other guy doesn’t. Because he wanted padding? No, cheating tactics again.

  6. Great fight to both. Tyson edge him out. But was close. Deontay this time went out on his shield. But did make a solid account of himself …I can’t see any serious threat to either one of them in the Heavyweight Division

  7. These 2 are obviously the Top of the Top of the Heavyweight division. I can’t see many contenders yet. Usyk or Joshua not likely to beat these two. Maybe a long shot a rejuvenated. King Kong Ortiz because of his style or Andy Ruiz. But really doubt they could pull it off

  8. Lynn,
    The problem is that you have no understanding, understanding is intelligence. The Nevada State Athletic Commission approved old gloves with no padding again despite Deontay Wilders teams objections. Deontay Wilder was drugged again. You have no feelings Lynn.

  9. If all of you want to hide your heads in the sand like ostriches go ahead. Deontay Wilder was clearly conspired against by the WBC, the Nevada State Athletic Commission, and fury’s contract owners amongst others.
    Deontay Wilder was cheated again and in every fight, everybody knows it. Especially you.

    • So what’s new. People like Deontay Wilder always get cheated. James brown, little Richard, prince, Michael Jackson Otis Redding,serio oliva. Then Elvis, Donny Osmond pat Boone, kill them, plagiarized their work and make a fortune and you worship them. They are not the originators, the geniuses. History is full of stories about Deontay Wilder types. You’re measuring the wrong way. This clown is a real low class person, fury I mean.

    • Yes, over and over again. Without the help of the WBC and the Nevada State Athletic Commission. Deontay Wilder can’t be beat with in the Queensbury rules of boxing, ya gotta cheat.

  10. What is everybody talking about this was a terrible fight they both look physically in cardiovascularly out of shape .Wilder with chicken legs and fury with so much fat and flab .wilder the new trainer TAUGHT you what you have no jab and terrible defense. Mark Breland is laughing all the way now. The towel should have really been thrown in on this.

    • Great fight and who goes 11 rounds and out of shape, what the hell you smoking! What kinda shape would you be in after taking all those shots? You play to many video games!

    • Deontay Wilder was in superb conditioning. The gloves fury wore didn’t have any padding and when Deontay Wilders teams objections were over ruled by the Nevada State Athletic Commission, fury fought bare knuckle again.

    • Did Bruce Lee have chicken legs? Deontay Wilder was in the best shape of his life and career. Deontay Wilder was drugged again. Allogations of drugged opponents surround all of fury’s title fights. That’s all he knows how to do is cheat and run like a chicken.

    • I agree. Not much skill when u compare them to Frazier and Ali. Those were true heavyweights. These are not great boxers but a leaner and a one punch knockout artist although they both show a lot if heart but not too skilled on boxing.

  11. What is everyone talking about that this was a great fight 🤣?! 😡. It showed 2 out of shape physically and cardiovascually not trained well. Wilder with chicken 🦵 and Fury with lots of fat flab 😂. Wilder especially disappointing and your new trainer TAUGHT YOU WHAT !!?? 🤔. Breland 😂 now.

    • Deontay Wilder was cheated again, the determination made him push through the drugged state he was in, fury’s gloves had no padding again despite Deontay Wilders teams objections the Nevada State Athletic Commission approved old gloves with no padding again.

  12. They both went all out I am very impress by what they both accomplish in the ring excellent performance for the fans around the world

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