Tyson Fury is the number one heavyweight in the world right now.
The ‘Gypsy King’ brought his comeback full circle by winning the WBC and Ring Magazine world titles with an emphatic victory over Deontay Wilder last month.
In the opinion of many, Fury had already won the initial fight despite two knockdowns, but there was no debate this time after the lineal champion forced a seventh round stoppage.
Plenty of boxing legends were in attendance to see the Brit regain a portion of the heavyweight titles and perhaps none were bigger than the man to whom Fury owes his name: Mike Tyson.
Fury has become good friends with his hero since rising to fame in the blue-riband division and recently appeared on Tyson’s podcast: Hotboxin’ with Mike Tyson.
Tyson present at Fury vs Wilder 2
So, we have no doubt that ‘Iron Mike’ was impressed with the performance in Las Vegas, especially when you consider, unlike Fury’s usual fighting style, it was vaguely reminiscent of a young Tyson.
Ok, sure, it wasn’t quite on the level of a 1980s Tyson that went machine-gunning through fighters, but Fury’s display was just as convincing as some of those legendary bouts.
And that got us wondering here at GIVEMESPORT – what would have happened if Fury fought a prime Tyson? Don’t pretend as though you’re not interested.
Tyson vs Fury simulated
Sadly, we don’t have a time machine to make that happen in the real world, but the classic ‘Fight Night’ game series does allow us to run interesting simulations.
And YouTuber ‘TheIgorotWarrior07’ put the Tyson vs Fury (doesn’t that sound weird) experiment to the test in 2015, just after the Wladimir Klitschko win, and the result remains very interesting.
Check out the full video down below:
Sorry Fury, but that was an absolute massacre.
GIVEMESPORT Kobe Tong says
Just as I would expect.
Fury is one of the greatest technical boxers in heavyweight history, but Tyson’s pressuring style of fighting, particularly in his early career, is exactly the way to deal with that trickiness.
While Wilder came in with jaded technique and ill-discipline, Tyson would close off the ring, stoop under the jab and really test Fury’s chin with body shots and uppercuts.
That being said, I think it would last longer than two rounds. Fury has incredible heart and it’s remarkable to think he’s touched the canvas four times in his career, but has never lost.
Even Fury, though, for all his magnificence, would struggle against ‘The Baddest Man on the Planet.’ Then again, who wouldn’t?
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