Anthony Joshua should join Tyson Fury and Wilder in three-way battle to become undisputed heavyweight king, says Lennox Lewis

Negotiations for a unification clash between Joshua and Wilder came to a shuddering halt last year – with Fury swooping in for his chance.

In December the returning Gypsy King was robbed of victory as he fought to a draw with WBC king Wilder in Los Angeles.

With Fury now well and truly back on the world heavyweight scene, it will only increase pressure on AJ to get the big fights his fans want.

And former WBA, WBC, IBF and IBO world champ Lewis is hoping all three boxers can come together to give fight fans what they wish for

In a detailed and honest statement, Lewis wrote: "The way I see it, at the top of today's current crop of top heavyweights is Joshua, Wilder, and Fury. Let's call them the big three.

"They are at the very top of the division, and then there's everyone else, who can be interchangeable, yet still dangerous, opponents.

"With Wilder-Fury 2 happening, Eddie [Hearn] is now scrambling for a viable opponent for Joshua.

"If Joshua handles his business in April, the winner of Wilder-Fury 2 should take on Joshua for the undisputed title."

Lewis was also critical at how negotiations for Joshua versus Wilder fell through, calling it "disrespectful to the fraternity of boxing".

He added: "If that doesn't happen, then we know that it's just about milking the British fans for as much money as possible, instead of bringing the undisputed heavyweight championship of the world back home to them for the second time in their lifetime. Just that simple.

"As for Wilder and Fury, I'm looking forward to the rematch and to see a great fight between two warriors.

"As a fan, I'm looking forward to seeing how the division gets sorted out, and when we have the emergence of one undisputed champion.

"I'm hoping the end of 2019, we will have our answers on just who that will be."

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