Boxing Account Asks Who Would Win Out Of 1987 Mike Tyson And 2019 Deontay Wilder

A boxing Twitter account has caused the perfect storm on social media by asking who would win out of a fight between 2019 Deontay Wilder or 1987 Mike Tyson.

Boxing Hall of Fame wanted to find out from fans 'what would happen' if the WBC champ, 33, came up against a 21-year-old 'Iron Mike' in his prime.

But boxing fans were simply outraged by the question and a majority of them didn't offer the 'Bronze Bomber' a chance in hell against Tyson.

"Wilder wouldn't see 2020," one fan responded.

Someone else tweeted: "Iron Mike would eat Wilder's kids, then use him as a toothpick."

A third said: "Tyson would have knocked his nut off."

A fourth added: "Tyson... the man was an animal..."

But not everyone put their money on a young Tyson beating KO artist Wilder in a fight.

One fan tweeted: "The amount of people who say Tyson by early KO. The same Mike who went 12 with Smith and Tony Tucker? UD decisions with Tillis and Mitch Green? No guarantee he takes out Wilder early. What if that Wilder right hand lands?"

Another added: "Wilder KO easy. Tyson never fought anyone noteworthy until he got his a** handed to him by one."

A third said: "Wilder would go the distance as did Tucker Ruddock and Tillis. Wilder will always have a puncher's chance and we already know he has grit and heart. Most of [the] Tyson victims were scared with no heart. Wilder is a warrior... Stop the buffoonery."

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

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Credit: PA

A fourth wrote: "Wilder has 9 inches of height, 12 inches of reach, has a really good chin and hits incredibly hard. A prime Tyson is a scary sight, but Wilder ain't some bum, especially with his size."

Boxing icon Tyson won the WBC heavyweight title against Trevor Berbick in 1986 at the age of 20.

The ex-boxer would beat James Smith in his subsequent fight to pick up the WBA heavyweight title and would add the IBF heavyweight title to his collection when he defeated Tony Tucker at the age of 21.

Tyson became undisputed champion after a victory against Michael Spinks in 1988 and added the Ring and lineal heavyweight titles to his collection.

Tyson or Wilder?

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