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Lewis Challenges Hearn's Undisputed Claims Parker vs. Zhang Deserves Shot More Than Joshua!

Former heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis has taken a swipe at Matchroom’s Eddie Hearn, countering the notion that the winner of Anthony Joshua vs. Francis Ngannou deserves a shot at the undisputed heavyweight championship. Lewis contends that the true contenders for the prestigious title are Joseph Parker and Zhilei Zhang, set to face off in a co-feature bout on March 8th in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Lewis is critical of Joshua’s path to the undisputed title, pointing out that victories over Otto Wallin and Francis Ngannou do little to validate such an opportunity. He asserts that “cheapening” the significance of reaching the undisputed level is not in the spirit of true accomplishments and honor in the sport.

In response to Hearn’s promotional statements about the stakes in Joshua’s fight against Ngannou, Lewis questions how Joshua can feel fulfilled with such an expedited route to the top. Despite Joshua’s financial success, Lewis suggests he should prioritize genuine achievements and honor over shortcuts orchestrated by his promoter.

Lewis, adopting a boxing fan’s perspective, challenges Hearn’s narrative. He questions whether beating Wallin and Ngannou truly elevates Joshua to a shot at undisputed glory. Instead, he argues that the winner of the Parker vs. Zhang bout has a more compelling case for moving into the undisputed title picture.

According to Lewis, the match between Parker (34-3, 23 KOs) and WBO interim champion Zhilei Zhang (26-1-1, 21 KOs) holds more weight. Both fighters are coming off significant victories, with Parker defeating former WBC champion Deontay Wilder and Zhang securing impressive wins against Joe Joyce in the previous year.

As the debate over the rightful contender for the undisputed heavyweight championship unfolds, fans eagerly await the outcomes of these upcoming matchups to shape the future of the division.

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