LENNOX LEWIS could come out of retirement and “consume a handful of Snickers” ahead of “humbling” Anthony Joshua, warned his manager Josh Dubin.
The two boxing greats have been engaged in a war of words considering that former heavyweight king Lewis claimed AJ was not “completely ready” ahead of his shock loss to Andy Ruiz Jr in New York two months ago.
Lewis has also tweeted that the star’s trainer Rob McCracken may possibly not present every thing required for a fighter to “rule” the heavyweight division.
Joshua hit back to label the 53-year-old “a clown” for his remarks, but Dubin has now weighed in on the escalating war of words.
Speaking to Boxing Scene, he stated: “If he [Joshua] keeps it up, Lennox just may possibly consume a handful of Snickers bars, come out of retirement, and beat AJ up to humble him.
“If Anthony Joshua was essentially paying consideration to his peers in the ‘younger generation,’ he would know that Lennox has been a mentor and buddy to numerous young fighters.
“From Andre Ward to Shakur Stevenson, to Bryant Jennings, Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder, the list goes on and on. He has usually been there as a sounding board and supporter for these guys and so a lot of a lot more.
“And if Joshua would spend consideration to the small business at hand as an alternative of Lennox, he would know that Lennox has a non-profit boxing camp for underprivileged young fighters that he hosts all through the year in Jamaica and Canada named the League of Champions. So there is 1 factor he’s ideal about – Lennox is reduce from a distinct cloth – silk.
“Lennox’s function as a broadcaster needs him to present commentary about distinct fighters.
“Regardless of the reality that each Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury have received building criticism from Lennox, they stay good friends and supporters and appreciate the feedback.
“And even if Lennox wasn’t a commentator, legends have the ideal to comment on younger generation. So Anthony ought to be reduce from tissue paper if he can not take a tiny feedback from the final undisputed!”
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Lewis suffered shock defeats to Oliver McCall and Hasim Rahman in his profession – each of which have been avenged – but questioned no matter if AJ can do the exact same.
The Watford-born star suffered 1 of the greatest shocks in boxing history, surrendering his planet titles to Ruiz in New York, with the Mexican later revealing that he ate Snickers bars ahead of the bout.
Joshua, 29, is set for a rematch om the Saudi Arabia on December 7 – but the champion claimed the showdown ought to be in the US.