Watch Lennox Lewis teach Deontay Wilder how to jab in a car park before American became world champ in throwback clip

Watch Lennox Lewis teach Deontay Wilder how to jab in a car park before American became world champ in throwback clip

March 29, 2022

LENNOX LEWIS once taught Deontay Wilder how to jab in a car park two years before the American became world champion.

The throwback footage has been shared on Twitter by boxing fan Jorge Alvarado and shows Wilder all ears to a boxing legend's teaching.




Wilder won his first world title in 2015 when he outpointed Bermane Stiverne – and he may well thank Lewis for his path to the top.

The two boxers met up in a car park that appears to be outside a hotel in 2013.

Lewis begins: "So my hands here, doesn't drop back to throw, it comes right from here."

Lewis then flings out a snapping left jab, while moving his feet.

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Wilder, wearing an oversized purple shirt, then attempt to replicate the move.

Lewis lets the American know that it is "a lot better" before telling him to "stop".

The Brit then lifts Wilder's left hand up a few inches and tells him to "throw from there".

He adds: "So that tells you, I've actually moved you closer to the target. So you're closer to the target now.

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"You know, it doesn't have to start from here.

"I've got more to show you, but that's enough for today."

Wilder goes on to thank Lewis, saying that he "appreciates it".

He adds: "You know what it takes to be a champion and I'm somebody that is trying to get there."

Lewis then glimpses into the future responding: "You will man."

Wilder made ten successful defences of the WBC world heavyweight belt before he was sensationally stopped by Tyson Fury in 2020.

The Bronze Bomber then made an unsuccessful attempt to win it back, being KO'd by the Gypsy King in their trilogy in November 2021.

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The pair fought to a contentions draw in their first scrap in 2018 – with many believing Fury had done enough to win on the scorecards.

Wilder is now considering his future in the sport at the age of 36.


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