From his stunning upset loss to Buster Douglas to his controversial two fight series with Evander Holyfield, former undisputed heavyweight world champion Mike Tyson has been involved in some of the most memorable match ups in the long and storied history of the blue ribbon division.
The run in Tyson’s early career that saw him destroy the likes of Trevor Berbick, Pinklon Thomas and Larry Holmes and featured some of the most impressive performances from a heavyweight that century.
However ‘Iron Mike’ has listed a showing by one of the current champions as perhaps the greatest from a heavyweight the sport has ever seen.
In a recent interview with Daily Mail Sport, Tyson directed some of the highest praise possible towards WBC belt holder Tyson Fury for his victory over Wilder in 2019, in the second of their memorable three fight saga.
“I thought that was one of, if not the greatest performance of all time. These guys are really doing it for boxing, him and Mr Wilder.”
They’re making boxing.”
For all his gushing over Fury, Tyson is currently trying to formulate a plan to defeat him, as he trains former UFC champion Francis Ngannou for his crossover bout with ‘The Gypsy King,’ which takes place in Saudi Arabia on October 28th.
In the eyes of most, Ngannou could have Cus D’Amato, Freddie Roach and Manny Steward in his corner and it would still not be enough to give him a credible chance of beating Fury on what will be his professional boxing debut.
Should Fury see off ‘The Predator’ in comfortable fashion as is expected, a long awaited undisputed clash against Oleksandr Usyk lays in waiting.