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Mike Tyson reflects on Anthony Joshua’s loss to Oleksandr Usyk and asks if Deontay Wilder really believes he can beat Tyson Fury


Mike Tyson has insisted that a main version of himself beat Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk last weekend.

The former undisputed heavyweight world champion clinched all major belts during his dominant early years from 1986 to 1989.

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Tyson became the youngest heavyweight champion in history at age 20

Mike Tyson reflects on Anthony Joshua’s loss to Oleksandr Usyk and asks if Deontay Wilder really believes he can beat Tyson Fury

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Joshua was beaten well by Usyk

Although he never returned to his best after suffering his first loss in 1990, the young Tyson is remembered as one of the greatest heavyweights in history.

Reflecting on the recent title fight that saw Usyk dethrone Joshua, Tyson told ESNews, “It’s speed more than anything that fucked Joshua up.”

He then added a few words of hope for the Briton: “He started late, he’s still learning. He can still learn, he’s a baby.

When asked how he would have performed against them in his prime, Tyson replied, “I’m not talking about any of their fights before this fight – but that night I would have beaten them.”

Mike Tyson reflects on Anthony Joshua’s loss to Oleksandr Usyk and asks if Deontay Wilder really believes he can beat Tyson Fury

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Wilder and Fury to meet for the third time, live on talkSPORT on October 9

The conversation then moved on to the next trilogy fight between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder, which will air live on talkSPORT on Saturday night.

“I love Wilder, but is he going there to win or is he going for a big paycheck?” Tyson asked.

“Is he really going there to win?”

Regarding the tactics the American should use, Tyson added, “They should give it their all for five or six rounds. If you catch it, you catch it. Go all out, win or lose.

talkSPORT will have an exclusive live radio commentary from Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder 3 from Las Vegas on October 9.

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