Retired former world heavyweight boxing champion Lennox Lewis feels that a fight between Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko and Tyson Fury is still the most ‘wanted fight’ by fans in the division.
Though former champion Klitschko (68-64-53KOs-4 losses) is likely to fight Anthony Joshua next he had two fight dates with Fury cancelled in 2016 after a surprise title defeat to the Brit at the ESPRIT Arena in Dusseldorf, Germany.
A pending investigation on anti-doping and medical issues forced Fury to vacate the WBA, WBO and IBO heavyweight world titles on October 12, 2016, and open the door for a possible bout between Klitschko and IBF heavyweight Joshua in 2017.
In an interview in Las Vegas, Lewis said that Klitschko was still the man to beat in the heavyweight division.
"Klitschko is still the man to beat right now. I feel kind of bad for him because his belts have gone all over the place right now,” Lewis said.
"The guy who beat him (Tyson Fury), he's not that able to step back into the ring and face him, and now he's supposed to fight Anthony Joshua and that fell through.
"The man he really wants to fight is Tyson Fury. So, I think he's just sitting back, regressing and thinking about his next move."
The 51-year-old Lewis added that he felt the heavyweight division was there for the taking.
"The heavyweight division is wide open now, it's there for the taking. It's really down to who wants to step in there first and take that chance against Klitschko.
"Klitschko's armour has been hitched in the sense he's lost already, so he's there, he's beatable and he can be beaten."