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Lennox Lewis questions whether Anthony Joshua 'deserves undisputed fight' against Tyson Fury

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  • Joshua will fight former UFC champion Ngannou in Saudi Arabia in March
  • Just a month prior to that, Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk will fight each other
  • He’s ready! We’re seeing a new and confident AJ now – Listen to The Hook

Lennox Lewis has questioned whether Anthony Joshua ‘deserves’ a shot at the undisputed heavyweight title if he defeats Francis Ngannou.

The British boxing legend, 58, is a three-time heavyweight champion and the last to hold the undisputed championship.

Joshua could potentially have a chance to become the best heavyweight on the planet after he fights former UFC champion Ngannou in Saudi Arabia in March.

Just a month earlier, Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk are fighting to become the divison’s undisputed champion.

Writing on social media, Lewis doubted whether Joshua should be given the chance to fight the winner of these two.

British boxing legend Lennox Lewis is the last to hold an undisputed title in the sport

British boxing legend Lennox Lewis is the last to hold an undisputed title in the sport

Anthony Joshua will take on former UFC champion Francis Ngannou in Saudi Arabia in March

Anthony Joshua will take on former UFC champion Francis Ngannou in Saudi Arabia in March

He said: ‘OK, Eddie Hearn, I know this is the promoter in you speaking, so I’ll break it down like the boxing fan I am.

‘If AJ beats Ngannou, which he should, does that elevate him to a shot at undisputed? Beating Wallin and Ngannou? There’s a much better case for the winner of Joseph Parker vs Zhilei Zhang.

‘And if AJ gets through Ngannou, and Usyk wins undisputed, is the appetite for Usyk vs Joshua 3 out there? If Fury becomes undisputed, the man says he’s vacating all belts but the WBC and Ring so Fury in effect becomes last undisputed until someone else can Thanos them back together. 

‘I still want to see AJ fight Fury and Wilder… those are big fights. But like I told Mike Tyson, if you keep fighting guys like Lou Savarese, you will NEVER be ready for me.’

Lennox Lewis claimed that Joshua's route to an undisputed title fight was not 'deserved'

Lennox Lewis claimed that Joshua’s route to an undisputed title fight was not ‘deserved’

Earlier this week, it was revealed that Frank Warren is prepared to make a sensational million pound bet with Eddie Hearn over their rival Matchroom and Queensberry companies.

The legendary boxing promoter was speaking with Mail Sport’s Charlotte Daly after the Anthony Joshua vs Francis Ngannou press conference in London.

‘We’ve got to sort out the weights,’ Warren said. ‘Because there’s five fights, there will be a winner one of the teams will win unless we get a draw.

‘To make it a little bit more spicy, I’d like to have a wager on it with [Hearn] as well. [I’d be willing to bet] a million pounds.’