I think someone needs to take charge at cruiserweight
, but I'm a realist as well," Burton said.
Holyfield was the world's No 1 cruiserweight
before stepping up to win the heavyweight championship and his three fights with Riddick Bowe were unforgettable clashes.
Jon-Lewis, part of a boxing family, was a star with Birtley as an amateur, winning the Senior ABA Championship cruiserweight
crown as well as previously making the final at heavyweight before turning pro under Frank Maloney.
Haye said: "No British cruiserweight
has ever gone up and won the heavyweight title so I'd be making history.
Welshman Maccarinelli, who had been in the ring only once since losing to David Haye in a cruiserweight
unification fight a year ago, hinted that he might call time on his career.
title best prices (March 8): 4-6 Haye (Bet365, Lads, Tote) 5-4 Maccarinelli (general), 33 draw (Betdirect, Stan James).
2m for his man to stay at cruiserweight
and make the unification match.
Haye has not yet given up hope of defending his cruiserweight
titles but it is very unlikely that he will ever put the two belts on the line.
The former WBU world cruiserweight
champion, 32, fired his way into contention after stopping Doncaster veteran Paul Bonson to take the British Masters crown in Leicester last week.
Toney had been near a deal to face middleweight titleholder Hopkins at the cruiserweight
limit of 190.
But this time Nelson did all he could against Lewis, a North American Indian who, at only 5ft 10in, even admitted two days before the fight that he was "not tall enough" to be a cruiserweight
Boxing - Mairis Briedis vs Oleksandr Usyk - World Boxing Super Series cruiserweight
division semi-final - Arena Riga, Latvia - January 28, 2018.
He's the most successful cruiserweight
the country has ever produced and the only man since Evander Holyfield to unify the cruiserweight
BOXING: IBF world cruiserweight
title, IBF world cruiserweight
title, Yoan Pablo Hernandez v Ola Afolabi Yoan Pablo Hernandez v Ola Afolabi (Ch 5, 8.
NATHAN CLEVERLY has vowed to continue boxing and is considering dropping down to light-heavyweight following his cruiserweight
defeat to Tony Bellew in Liverpool on Saturday night.