Former WBC cruiserweight world champion, Tony Bellew, has no doubt in his mind how a fantasy fight between notorious power-punchers, Mike Tyson and Deontay Wilder, would have played out.
Both Tyson and Wilder boast incredible knockout records and each have a claim to be the hardest puncher in the history of the sport.
‘Iron’ Mike finished his career with fifty wins to his name, with forty-four of those victories coming by stoppage. Meanwhile, Wilder has a record of 43-2-1, having knocked out every opponent that he has faced, other than Tyson Fury.
As a result, some claim that, although Wilder may not be the greatest skilled heavyweight of all-time, he is a contender for the hardest ever hitter, and is deserving of that title in the eyes of his trainer, Malik Scott.
However, on social media, Bellew was confident that Mike Tyson would have comfortably dealt with ‘The Bronze Bomber’, pleading that suggestions of a differing opinion should be ignored in the future.
You’ve never seen an animal like Mike Tyson before or after in the heavyweight division!! #StopThis 🙈
— Tony Bellew (@TonyBellew) June 16, 2023
“You’ve never seen an animal like Mike Tyson, before or after in the heavyweight division!! #StopThis”
Wilder hasn’t fought since his demolition of Robert Helenius last October, but looks set for a strong end to the year.
Saudi Arabia are planning to host Wilder against Anthony Joshua in December and the 37 year-old has once again been linked to a clash against Andy Ruiz Jr this summer.
A fight with Ruiz would be for the WBC mandatory position, giving the winner a shot at Tyson Fury’s belt – reigniting the possibility of seeing Wilder-Fury 4.