Lennox Lewis urged ‘so-called’ boxers to compete against professionals or organize their own business by hosting events separately from the general public.
YouTube boxing has long been a topic of debate due to the millennial cravings of teenage fans to see their favorite vlogger step into the ring.
Lewis is linked with a return to face Mike Tyson again in the fall. He doesn’t want professional licenses issued to anyone who is followed by social media.
Entering himself and expressing his perspective on the matter, Lewis urges those sanctioned by state authorities and governing bodies to adhere to the same rules as everyone else.
“Name a YouTuber who has faced a professional boxer,” Lewis asked. He went on to describe what he believes should happen if they don’t hire other professionals.
“Maybe he should be promoted as MMA / UFC or WWEB. WWE Boxing? – It’s like we know it’s pretending, ”he added.
Before making his point, “The Pugilist Specialist” wondered how their teen market is even able to pay for the product on offer.
Platforms like Fanmio and Triller are running events specifically on Pay Per View to generate the kind of payout that will inspire top boxers to appear alongside freak shows.
LENNOX LEWIS NO SYMPATHY
When hundreds of thousands of scammers hacked into a recent event featuring Regis Prograis, Lewis had little sympathy.
“What were they expecting? – The majority of marketing has been targeted at teens on social media. Do teens get $ 50 for the PPV? “
This is a good point made by the last undisputed heavyweight champion of the world. Lewis would certainly be unlikely to agree to a second fight with Tyson if he was promoted alongside an ‘influencer fight’.
Tyson has announced his intention to face Lewis again in September as part of his ‘Legends Only League’ adventure. Both sides have since been very timid as to whether this takes place.
If that’s true, fans can look forward to an announcement in the coming weeks as the pair reflect on the return of their controversial 2002 mega-fight.