Anthony Joshua has labelled Lennox Lewis “a clown” and said they “are cut from a different cloth”.
Britain’s Lewis remains the last undisputed heavyweight champion and enjoyed historic wins over Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield, but has irked Joshua in the aftermath of his shock defeat against Andy Ruiz Jr.
“I can’t look at that fight and agree that AJ was fully prepared,” tweeted Lewis who also called into question the ability of Joshua’s trainer, Rob McCracken.
“Lennox is a clown. I don’t respect Lennox,” Joshua said on AJ: The Untold Truth.
It was suggested that Lewis left an impressive legacy but Joshua replied: “So? So am I.
“Me and Lennox are not the same. My legacy is to sit back and enjoy the younger generation coming up, and not to be involved. Just to appreciate what it takes to get there.
“Lennox isn’t like that.
“Me and Lennox are cut from a different cloth.”
Like Joshua against Ruiz Jr, Lewis also suffered shock defeats but he avenged both results by winning rematches with Oliver McCall and Hasim Rahman.
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