Tyson Fury vs Mike Tyson: Gypsy King answers who wins in their prime

Tyson Fury vs Mike Tyson: Gypsy King answers who wins in their prime

Tyson Fury believes a prime version of Mike Tyson would’ve knocked him out in 30 seconds, as a video in the build-up to his fight with Deontay Wilder has resurfaced.

As a big money heavyweight dream clash with fellow Brit Anthony Joshua is in the works, we thought that taking a look back at this clip was an appropriate time to discuss it.

The rivalry between AJ and Fury has been relatively heated over the years, with the two talking all kinds of trash about each other while never having faced off in the ring.

The two were supposed to finally meet in a bout in August of last year, but an arbitration judge determined that Fury had to fight Wilder for a third and final time.

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The Gypsy King would offer Joshua the chance to meet in a “Battle of Britain” earlier this month for the WBC heavyweight gold after the latter’s unanimous decision loss in the rematch to Oleksandr Usyk last month.

This came about after Usyk, who Fury had his eye on for a big matchup in its own right, said he would not be fighting again this year.

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JEDDAH, SAUDI ARABIA – AUGUST 20: Oleksandr Usyk celebrates with their belts and team after their victory over Anthony Joshua in their World Heavyweight Championship fight during the Rage on the Red Sea Heavyweight Title Fight at King Abdullah Sports City Arena on August 20, 2022 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images)

Usyk made it clear that he had no intentions of fighting again in 2022 and wanted to wait until 2023 for the unification bout.

This led to 36-year-old Morecambe resident naming his price for that potential bout to international promoters, that figure being £500m. With that figure quite obviously not being paid, Fury targeted Joshua and now Usyk himself is said to be targeting Wilder next.

The current WBC and lineal champion hasn’t fought since he defeated Dillian Whyte by TKO in the sixth round in April at Wembley Stadium. After the fight, Fury claimed that he was retired and ready to step away from the ring after a 14-year professional career which saw him rise all the way to the very top of the heavyweight game.

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Now all that has been said and talked about, let’s take a look at the video clip in question shall we?

Video: Tyson Fury answers Mike Tyson question

In a video that was posted to Reddit on the forum r/boxing by user ambitiousfinanceguy, it shows a video of Fury being asked a question about Iron Mike.

The interviewer asks: “Now your dad’s favourite fighter was Mike Tyson. How do you think you would fare against Mike Tyson, prime versus prime?”

In response to this, Fury stated: “I think Mike Tyson would knock me out in about 30 seconds!” he said while nodding his head with eyes wide open.

The interviewer’s next question got Fury fired up, as he talked about the Bronze Bomber’s belief that he could beat Tyson.

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Fury’s reply to this was: “Wilder’s a dreamer. I’m going to punish him for even saying that!”

As we know, Fury would then make good on his word by defeating Wilder via KO during the 11th round in October 2021.

Do you think Mike Tyson would really knock The Gypsy King out in 30 seconds or would Iron Mike feel the Fury?

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