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In the wake of his trilogy-ending victory over Deontay Wilder, heavyweight champion Tyson Fury called himself the greatest heavyweight of his era.

 

The Gypsy King is the current WBC king, but has previously held all other belts in the division after defeating Wladimir Klitschko back in 2015.

 

He would later relinquish the belts as his battle with depression took hold.

 

 

Fury remains unbeaten with 31 wins and one draw – the first Wilder fight – to his name. It’s believed that WBC mandatory challenger Dillian Whyte is next in line for Fury and his fellow Brit is not so impressed with the Gypsy King’s accomplishments.

 

 

“Who has he fought? Deontay Wilder and [Wladimir] Klitschko….He can’t call himself the greatest,” Whyte said when speaking with CNN.

 

 

“Okay, you might be the best heavyweight around in your era now because you haven’t lost, then you beat everyone put in front of you. But you’re not the greatest. You haven’t even achieved half of what Lennox Lewis has achieved…Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, George Foreman… all these guys.”

 

 

The Body Snatcher admits Fury has a case for being one of the best present day heavyweights, but he scoffs at the idea he’d be in the greatest of all-time discussion.

 

Lewis, another Brit, is a former undisputed heavyweight champion who fought and beat the likes of Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, Vitali Klistchko, Shannon Briggs and Hasim Rahman among others.

 

 

He won 15 world title fights during his career, while Fury’s victory over Wilder earlier this month marked his first title defence ever, let alone a successful one.

 

 

Still, Fury has the chance to become an all-timer. The 33-year-old has already had one of the greatest heavyweight title trilogies in the history of the sport and, as Whyte pointed out, has two big names on his record.

 

 

Should he end up fighting and beating Anthony Joshua, Oleksandr Usyk and even Whyte himself, all of a sudden Fury’s record becomes formidable.

 

 

Fury’s unbeaten record deserves a lot of respect. If the fights people want to see can be made – an age-old problem in boxing – then Fury has the opponents to make up a legendary CV.

 

 

Whyte recently pulled out of fight with former Fury opponent, Otto Wallin, scheduled for this Saturday due to a shoulder issue.

 

It’s understood that fight won’t be rearranged and now Whyte will seek to get a date set with Fury for early 2022.

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