Mike Tyson's Response When Asked If He Would Beat Joshua Is Brilliant

Who would win in a fantasy heavyweight match-up between Mike Tyson and Anthony Joshua? Well, 'Iron' Mike doesn't fancy his chances against the "beautiful" Joshua.

The ex-undisputed heavyweight world champion is a big, big fan of Joshua, who holds the WBA (super), IBF and WBO titles.

He's set to defend his belts against Andy Ruiz Jr on June 1 and ahead of his world title contest, Tyson has talked up the unified king.

"Hey, I really like him," he said. "You know what he is? He's really a breath of fresh air.

"He's really clean, he really looks clean, he's a clean guy, he's a clean fighter, he's a good puncher.

"You just wish the best for him.

"I don't know. My ego says, 'nobody would beat you'.

"But you look at him and..." Tyson paused before adding, "He just looks beautiful!

"He just looks like a fighter, you know? He looks like he was born to do what he has to do.

"He needs more experience of course, but that will come in life."

Image: PA
Image: PA

Image: PA
Image: PA

Joshua, on the other hand, sees it very differently.

"Mike Tyson would have battered me," he hilariously said back in 2017.

There was no way I could have taken on that guy. I would have taken that pay cheque.

"You know what I done against Klitschko in that 6th round when I took that dive? I'm joking.

"I would have taken a dive against Tyson. He was a beast.

"I give all credit and respect to Tyson. Even though Tyson is going on like 50 now, I still remember Tyson as the young, young 21-year-old."

As mentioned, Joshua will face Ruiz Jr on his American debut following the withdrawal of Jarrell Miller who failed not one but THREE drug tests.

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.

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