Mike Tyson vs Tyson Fury: Bob Arum predicts what would happen in fantasy superfight

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Tyson Fury could’ve wiped the floor with a prime Mike Tyson as 'he's way too big' for the boxing great, believes legendary promoter Bob Arum.

The Gypsy King has regularly toyed with the idea of an exhibition bout with his namesake, but if it were to go ahead, there would only be one winner, according to Arum.

The WBC heavyweight champion’s willingness to test himself against the Baddest Man on the Planet has got many boxing fanatics speculating who would win between the two champions in their primes.

However, veteran promoter Arum thinks any fight between the two would result in a conclusive victory for the Brit.

Arum told talkSPORT: “You know fight fans love to play mythical match-ups… if we ever saw a peak Tyson Fury against a peak Mike Tyson how does that fight go down?

Well, there’s no contest. Tyson Fury would beat him, he’s way too big for him.

"What’s Mike Tyson going to do, jump up and land a punch on Tyson Fury?"

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Arum thinks most heavyweight greats of the past would’ve succumb to the 6ft 9 Wythenshawe-native.

He continued: “Heavyweights now are so tall and agile, which they weren’t before, that smaller heavyweights like Mike Tyson wouldn’t be competitive with him."

The 55-year-old also told Ring Magazine: “Against someone of Tyson Fury's size, you've got to be aggressive, move your head and be elusive because if you stand still against a man that size, you're an easy target.

“You need to attack, use angles and stay away from his punching distance.

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The undefeated Fury’s last bout came against Deontay Wilder in October, who he knocked out in the 11th round to defend his WBC crown.

Tyson was last in action himself back in November 2020 in the famous "Lockdown Knockdown" exhibition bout against fellow boxing legend Roy Jones Jr.

Iron Mike recently revealed to SunSport that he hopes to return to the squared circle in February.

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He said: "I am going to have a return fight in February.

"We are pretty sceptical about the opponent, but it will be a really stimulating opponent."

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