Former World heavyweight champion Mike Tyson is aware of a factor or two about mega-fights.
During a profession spanning greater than twenty years, Tyson turned one of many highest paid athletes on the earth, claiming the heavyweight crown 3 times in a profession that was as profitable because it was controversial.
This previous weekend, his namesake – Tyson Fury – returned to motion following a two-and-a-half 12 months lay-off, stopping un-fancied Albanian cruiserweight Sefer Seferi in 4 rounds in Manchester.
Fury, whose exile from the ring was fraught with alcohol and drug issues, has been very vocal in calling out the highest names at heavyweight upon his return.
While the self-styled ‘Gypsy King’ attracted criticism for his selection of comeback opponent, ‘Iron’ Mike believes that Fury has what it takes to topple the main heavyweights on the earth: most notably, WBC champion Deontay Wilder.
“I think he could beat Deontay Wilder.” Tyson instructed Bad Left Hook.
Judging on his efficiency this previous weekend – his first again within the ring after shedding over 100lbs in weight – it will appear that the street again to the highest will likely be a gradual and regular one for Fury.
However, that has not stopped Tyson giving the Brit the sting over ‘The Bronze Bomber’ ought to the 2 face-off within the ring – citing the 6ft 9″ Mancunian’s measurement and awkwardness as key to any potential bout.
“He’s just made for the guy, you know what I mean? Tyson’s very awkward, (Wilder’s) not used to fighting a guy that awkward or that big either.”
It stays to be seen whether or not Fury will reclaim his place on prime of the heavyweight scene, however a ringing endorsement from Mike Tyson reveals that his return will most actually power boxing followers to sit-up and take discover…
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