Mike Tyson is one of the most fearsome and ferocious fighters to ever lace up the gloves, and would have fancied himself against any man alive in his prime.
44 knockouts from 50 wins tells the story of Tyson’s fighting style well, and at his very best many thought he may be unbeatable.
That proved not to be the case in a career that saw six losses, some to the likes of Evander Holyfield and Lennox Lewis, but others big upsets in the form of Buster Douglas.
Speaking to IFL TV, there’s one current heavyweight that he believes would remain undefeated against any heavyweight in the history books. Tyson Fury.
“Hey I think he probably beats anybody that ever lived. It’s his day. We gotta give him his flowers. You know, you can say ‘Mike’s the greatest or…’ but he’s doing it now. It’s his day.”
So far, ‘Iron’ Mike’s analysis of the man named after him is correct in that nobody has been able to beat him, most notably Wladimir Klitschko or Deontay Wilder.
Next up is MMA star Francis Ngannou, formidable in his own sport but given very little chance of upsetting the odds against Fury. In fact, most fans watching the fight are more interested in the man sitting ringside – Oleksandr Usyk.
The Ukrainian – a former sparring partner of Klitschko’s – has signed to fight Fury to become undisputed heavyweight champion, an honour Mike Tyson held back in 1987.
Should Fury win and do the same in the expected immediate rematch, there will be little doubt that he is the best heavyweight of a generation.
He can’t do anything to prove the idea that he would be unstoppable in any era, but conquering his own is good enough.