Tyson Fury’s victory against Wladimir Klitschko not only gave him five versions of the heavyweight championship of the world (the more established WBA and IBF belts, plus WBO, IBO and The Ring titles) but also made him just the eighth British champ in boxing’s most celebrated class.
Before Fury, the previous British champion was David Haye, whose WBA reign was ended by Klitschko in 2011.
Other British heavyweight world champions include Frank Bruno (WBC champion in 1995), while Henry Akinwande, Herbie Hide and Michael Bennt all claimed the lesser WBO belt in the 1990s, and Bob Fitzsimmons was Britain’s first champ, way back in the 19th century.
But Lennox Lewis remains the greatest British heavyweight of them all, the only man from these shores to become undisputed champion in the multi-belt era and still the last undisputed champ of the division.
So who better to give his verdict on Fury and Klitschko? Lewis was present for the fight in Dusseldorf (see pic above) and here is what he had to say on social media about the fight…