Mike Tyson has labelled Tyson Fury’s sensational heavyweight victory over Deontay Wilder on Saturday as ‘one of the greatest fights’ ever.
The Gypsy King won a tumultuous contest in the 11th round as the referee stopped the fight – Fury had earlier been knocked down twice in the fourth round.
It means the Brit is still undefeated and retained his WBC heavyweight belt – and The Baddest Man on the Planet, now 55, tweeted his approval of a terrific clash in Las Vegas.
Mike Tyson has labelled Tyson Fury’s victory over Deontay Wilder as ‘one of the greatest fights’
The Gypsy King won a tumultuous contest in the 11th round as the referee stopped the fight
Tyson, now 55, tweeted his approval of a terrific clash in Las Vegas
‘Fury vs Wilder fight will go down as one of greatest. Not for skill but for action and excitement,’ he said.
‘That fight was all guts, heart & determination. Everybody won Saturday night. The fight was bigger than the hype.
‘Both of them reached all time great status.’
Meanwhile Fury’s UK promoter, Frank Warren, says Fury is still interested in an all-British mega-fight with Anthony Joshua despite AJ losing his world titles to Oleksandr Usyk last month.
‘Tyson always felt, and I think anybody who watched the fight against Wilder would agree, that he had AJ’s number,’ Warren told talkSPORT.
‘For me, he beats him in every department. He’s got a great chin, a bigger heart, he punches as hard as AJ – I don’t care what anyone says, look at those knockdowns against Wilder.
Fury’s UK promoter, Frank Warren (L), says Fury is interested in a fight with Anthony Joshua
‘And, by the way, would AJ beat Wilder? I don’t think he would have done, on that performance I saw.
‘But does he [Fury] want the fight still? If it’s there and if it was to happen, that’s a choice he’ll make.
‘I still think it would be a massive draw, everybody has got an opinion about what would happen in that fight, but for me there’s only one winner there. And who knows, it could go on.’