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Mike Tyson responds to Tyson Fury's first-round knockout prediction

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Tyson Fury got boxing fans talking this week when he hosted a Twitter Q&A.

The pick of the moments came when Fury was asked who would win in a fight between himself and Mike Tyson in his prime.

Fury was modest in his answer, backing Tyson to win via knockout in the first round.

We can speculate what would happen if Fury fought Tyson but we’ll never know the actual answer to the question.

Both are former heavyweight champions but Fury will be chuffed if he can enjoy the level of success that Iron Mike enjoyed inside the ring.

Mike Tyson has responded - and it's class

Fans waited to see if Tyson would ever respond to Fury’s prediction and thankfully he has.

The American has sent Tyson a lovely video message, telling him to have more confidence in himself.

“Hey Tyson Fury, I heard you said I would knock you out if me and you fought,” Tyson said.

“Hey man, you have to have more confidence in yourself.

“Anything can happen in a fight. You see Buster Douglas knocked me out so anything can happen.

“You have to have more confidence in yourself and I look forward to seeing you making your comeback okay buddy? Take care.”

Fury tweeted after watching Tyson's message

Class from Tyson. Fury quickly spotted Tyson’s response and he duly tweeted.

“Even the legend @MikeTyson is looking forward to the comeback of the GYPSYKING thanks for the support champ,” the 29-year-old said.

Fury is in the process of making a comeback following his backdated two-year doping ban, although it’s unclear yet who his next opponent will be.

He recently called out Shannon Briggs and Antonio Tarver, although he insisted that neither will be his comeback opponent.

“This is just to clarify something,” Fury said in a video he posted on social media.

“I tweeted Shannon Briggs before but he will not be my comeback fight. But I’m gonna sign him up anyway, for whenever I’m ready.

“Antonio Tarver too. Give some of these old ass b*tches something to fight for.”

Considering that Briggs is 46-year-old and Tarver turns 50 later this year, the American duo are hardly the most exciting potential opponents for Fury.

But given that he hasn’t fought since November 2015, many boxing fans would be happy to see him inside the ring with anybody.

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Anthony Joshua
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Floyd Mayweather
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David Haye
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