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Mike Tyson, Wladimir Klitschko, Anthony Joshua.

Mike Tyson offers some fascinating insight into what Joshua's big win over Klitschko means

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Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko put on one of the greatest heavyweight scraps in decades at Wembley last week and the world is still buzzing about it.

90,000 fans witnessed a real war between AJ and Dr. Steelhammer as they traded knockdowns before Joshua went on an 11th round rampage to put the 41-year-old veteran to bed via TKO.

Watford-born Joshua is now on top of the world and has a fight with Tyson Fury firmly in his sights, a man who has also defeated Klitschko.

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In the early 1990s, Mike Tyson had a similar buzz about him as he reigned supreme in the boxing world and became the youngest ever heavyweight champion.

There is something to be said for the buzz a heavyweight champion can generate, and Iron Mike believes that the action-packed bout will revitalise not only the division, but the sport as a whole.

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"If he [Joshua] continues to be that way, his sky is the limit for him," said Tyson. "Just that one fight changed boxing, that one fight, and that's what fighting needs.

"Floyd [Mayweather] is making a lot of money and we've got a lot of little guys fighting, but what they want to see is a heavyweight fight.

"The heavyweight that knows how to fight, like Joshua, that's what makes boxing big. The heavyweights make boxing big.

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"The other guys can make some money, but they are not making the sport big."

It's easy to understand why Tyson would say that seeing as he was a heavyweight himself. The once upon a time 'Baddest Man on the Planet' was a must-see fighter and for casual fans, the most destructive boxers tend to be their favourite to watch.

After seeing the way that Joshua punched to victory, here's to hoping that he has more out-and-out wars on his agenda in the near future.

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