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Mike Tyson Doesn't Agree With Anthony Joshua Predicting He Could Beat Muhammad Ali

Mike Tyson Doesn't Agree With Anthony Joshua Predicting He Could Beat Muhammad Ali

Mike Tyson believes Muhammad Ali would have defeated him if the duo ever faced off in their primes - contrary to Anthony Joshua's idea.

Joshua recently took part in an Instagram Live for JD Sports and was asked for his opinion on Tyson vs Ali.

Current heavyweight champion 'AJ' explained that he saw 'Iron Mike' winning the potential dream fight due to being 'better schooled'.

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Since the Instagram Live, the World Boxing Super Series has simulated Tyson vs Ali on Fight Night Champion with Tyson coming out on top.

When told this by Yahoo Sports, Tyson was quick to brush it off and explained he wouldn't have defeated 'The Greatest'.

"I know it's a fantasy game," the 53-year-old told Kevin Iole.

"Most likely I would win the fantasy, I wouldn't win the real fight.

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"Ali's the greatest there's ever been."

Tyson has often praised Ali as his idol and frequently names him as the greatest of all time.

But Joshua offered an explaination as to why he sees Tyson coming out on top over Ali.

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"It's quite interesting because in the era of Muhammad Ali's heavyweight reign, the heavyweights were ranked as the cruiserweights of the Mike Tyson era," the 30-year-old explained.

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"The current heavyweight division in the amateurs is what we class as the cruiserweight division.

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"So, Muhammad Ali wouldn't have been a fully fledged heavyweight.

"So, let's say we bulked Muhammad Ali up and put size and strength to him, I truly believe Mike Tyson would've won."

The Brit then went on to add: "The reason being when you watch the fight with Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali, you see a certain Tyson-esque to Frazier's style.

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"Tyson used to study that Joe Frazier. The moving, the hooks. He managed to put Ali down in the fight, it was a very tough fight for Ali.

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"And I just believe Mike Tyson was better schooled, times have evolved, Mike Tyson was more developed. More science, more information.

"So I think that Mike Tyson would've won, in my humble opinion."

Do you agree with Tyson or Joshua when it comes to who wins the super fight?

Sound off in the comments below.

Featured Image Credit: Yahoo Sports, Anthony Joshua/Instagram & PA Images

Topics: Mike Tyson, Boxing News, Anthony Joshua, Boxing, Boxing legends, Legends, muhammad ali, Fight Night

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Daniel Marland

Daniel is a freelance journalist for SPORTbible and covers a variety of sports. He also has past experience of working at Manchester United and once locked eyes with Jose Mourinho. He lived to tell the tale.