Mike Tyson spoke about the level of the current bosses in heavyweight boxing: Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua.
“Iron Mike” is still there. After returning to the rings at the age of 54 less than a year ago, and while trying to organize new “revival” fights, the former world champion in the 1980s and 1990s still follows the news of Noble art. He also runs a podcast on the subject (Hotboxin‘).
Recently, Mike Tyson also claimed that he would have beaten Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua in their “prime” (career best). On the other hand, the American does not know if he could have beaten Deontay Wilder.
“They are very good fighters and I respect all those skills. It would have been very difficult to fight them, said the boxer. Look, if you ask me if I was 20, then yeah, no question. “
Mike Tyson took the opportunity to remember that he was a fan of Fury and that he had been impressed by his first fight against Deontay Wilder (tie). “In the first fight I was waiting for Tyson Fury, I always shot for him because they gave him my name, that’s the most natural thing, right? He surprised a lot of people when he got up. He showed that he is tough, he got up and won the final. I thought he was done and then he got up and was like Rocky, then he answered. It was amazing, it made me a fan. It takes a lot of courage and conviction, ”he explained.
But “Iron Mike” also praised Anthony Joshua, who holds the WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO belts. “I really like him. You know what he is? He really is a breath of fresh air, she said. He’s really clean, he looks really clean, he’s a clean guy, he’s a clean fighter, he’s a good puncher. You only wish him the best. I don’t know. My ego says “no one will beat you”, but you look at him and … he’s just beautiful. He just looks like a fighter you know? It seems like he was born to do what he has to do. He needs more experience, of course. but it will come in life. “