Lewis: If Usyk and Fury give a great fight for all 12 rounds, we’ll want to see it again

The ex-world champion believes that the confrontation for the undisputed title will continue with a rematch

Legendary former world heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis believes that in the confrontation for the undisputed world title between the WBO/WBA/IBF/IBO champion Alexander Usik and holder of the WBC heavyweight belt Tyson Fury There will also be a rematch.

“When you take two great fighters and put them together, even in one fight you don’t get the full package, you need two complete fights. Unless one guy comes out and knocks him out in the first two rounds… But if it’s a fight that goes the full 12 rounds and we see great boxing, great fighting and great tactics, then we’d love to see it again. To see if the other guy was wrong or if he did everything right and if there is a way for him to come back.”

The unification fight between Usik and Fury will take place on May 18. The list of other fights that will take place as part of the boxing evening in Saudi Arabia is also known. Among them is the fight between Ukrainian Daniel Lapin and Portuguese Octavio Pudivitra for the WBA Continental light heavyweight title.

The event will be hosted by Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The WBC proposes to reform the judges for the reporting fight, increasing their number to 5-6 people. Penalties for boxers who refuse to fight are $10 million.

WBC President Mauricio Suleiman announced that an agreement had been concluded between the boxers for a re-fight. The WBO is also ready to sanction the second fight. It was reported that the fate of a possible rematch depends on the holding of the first fight. Fury said there was a mandatory rematch clause in the contract. Subsequently, it became known that the second meeting in the ring between the Ukrainian and the British was scheduled for October 12-13.

Suleiman also presented a special WBC belt for which Usyk and Fury will fight. Its design uses the colors of the Ukrainian and British flags. Pope Francis has already blessed the World Boxing Council belt that will be on the line in the title fight.

Source: Sportarena

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