BRITISH boxing legend Lennox Lewis congratulated Tyson Fury on his victory in Las Vegas – just as The Gypsy King got out of the shower.
Fury was speaking after knocking out Deontay Wilder, but spotted Lewis and shouted: “Come on Lennox get in here!”
Fury defended his WBC and Lineal heavyweight titlesCredit: Getty
And legend Lewis (L) was quick to praise the Gypsy KingCredit: Getty
The two heavyweight greats shared a few words after Fury’s epic knockout in his trilogy fight with the Bronze Bomber.
In a video posted to Frank Warren’s Twitter account, Lewis approaches Fury and says: “Unbelievable, great fight.
“You showed great heart, great determination and ring IQ. Great job, enjoy it.”
And Fury joked with the three-time world heavyweight champion: “You can’t go swimming and not get wet!”
He then thanked the 56-year-old saying: “Thank you Lennox I really appreciate it, God bless you.”
Lewis won 41 out of his 44 bouts as a professional, beating the likes of Vitali Klitschko, Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield in a glittering career.
And the London-born fighter liked what he saw at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday night.
He told Boxing Social: “Oh my God, what a fight. We saw the first fight and it was an amazing fight. 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.”
Lewis then went on to label Fury the ‘king’ of the heavyweight division.
When asked about a potential unification bout with Oleksandr Usyk, Lewis gushed: “I think it would be a great fight. 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.”