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  • Updated: May 09, 2024

Former heavyweight boxing champion Lewis tips 'focused' Fury to trouble Usyk

Former heavyweight boxing champion Lewis tips 'focused' Fury

Onetime heavyweight boxing champion Lennox Lewis has warned Ukrainian fighter Oleksandr Usyk that he will face a different opponent in Tyson Fury when they fight on May 18 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

As the pair get set to go head-to-head next weekend, Lewis has joined the league of former boxing greats to weigh their opinions on the possible outcome of the match.

The fight was initially set to hold on February 17 but had to be postponed as Fury got injured in a sparring fight.

Speaking to talkSPORT, Lewis is confident 'The Gypsy King' will be the more bullish fighter from the two camps.

"Tyson Fury's not no easy fight for anybody. He's elusive, he moves well, he boxes from both sides. For any boxer it's gonna take a while to figure out.

"Also, the height difference is a problem, 6ft 9ins, it's not an easy fight for anybody. And he [Usyk] is not gonna get the fat Tyson Fury, he's gonna get the focused guy. The guy that don't have a belly, don't have love handles, is ready, focused and willing."

Heading into the monumental heavyweight clash, Fury, affectionately called 'The Gypsy King' appears to be in the shape of his life. In a recent post to Instagram, the Englishman looks leaner than ever, flexing his muscles and physique.

Meanwhile, a possible rematch for the fighters has been scheduled to hold on October 12 or 13 this year.

Fury won his last major fight in controversial fashion as he edged a close bout against Cameroonian former UFC champion, Francis Ngannou.

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