Former James Bond actor George Lazenby says he will fight Pam Shriver's claim for custody over the couple's three young children.

Shriver, a former tennis star, has filed for divorce from Lazenby and cited "irreconcilable differences" for ending their six-year marriage.

The 68-year-old Lazenby said Sunday through spokesman Michael Sands that he loves his children "very much" and will seek sole legal and physical custody. Shriver has said she will seek custody with supervised visits for Lazenby.

The 46-year-old Shriver won 22 Grand Slam doubles titles and has served as a tennis commentator since retiring.

Lazenby starred as James Bond in "On Her Majesty's Secret Service."

The couple are due in court Aug. 25.