Right now, many believe Tyson Fury’s legacy seems to be in the balance as he is coming off the back of a below-par performance.
He has a chance to prove all doubters wrong and become the first undisputed heavyweight champion in 24 years, in doing so making an argument as one of the best heavyweights in history. Indeed, Mike Tyson believes he is already an ‘all-time great.’
Fury’s October showing against Francis Ngannou was a shock to many – it was former UFC champion Ngannou’s debut, but he flipped the script to drop the Brit in the third round and box well over ten to lose only on a split-decision.
On February 17, he takes on former four-belt cruiserweight champion turned unified heavyweight king Oleksandr Usyk in Saudi Arabia.
Before that fight comes around, Teofimo Lopez was asked on the Jaxxon Podcast if ‘The Gypsy King’ was one of the greatest big men of all time.
“I would say he’s [the best] of his era, but not of all time. For entertainment, for boxing, he’s done a lot, like the Conor McGregor of boxing.”
He then gave his view on the Ngannou fight and claimed the UFC star was never going to get the win.
“So many people think Ngannou won, but I didn’t really speak on it. I know how it works. It’s the boxing business. Fury had to win, he had other fights and other things aligned.”
Finally, he claimed he thinks Fury is past his peak.
“He’s on his way out. He still has his things. But what can you really say after the Ngannou fight?”