Anthony Joshua Had A Humble And Amusing Response To Fantasy Fight With Mike Tyson
Anthony Joshua vs Mike Tyson is one heck of a fantasy match but it seems the 2012 Olympic champion has no confidence that he'd win.
Joshua's main aim right now is probably a fight with another 'Tyson' but in the past he's been asked about a fantasy fight against Iron Mike.
Speaking, via the Express, back in 2017 the former world champion said, "Mike Tyson would have battered me!
"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.
"He was that good and made such an impact in the sport of boxing."
The 'Baddest Man on the planet' became the youngest ever heavyweight world champion when he stopped Trevor Berbick in their second round title fight in Las Vegas in 1986, aged just 20 years and four months.
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Like Joshua, 'Iron Mike' had his first world championship reign ended by a shock defeat, when he lost to Buster Douglas in February 1990.
It would take the American six years to win a world title for the second time, although three of those years were spent in prison after a rape charge.
Joshua only took six months to win back world title gold, having been surprised by Ruiz Jr in his first fight in America on June 1st 2019.
The 29-year-old took on the Mexican for the second time on December 7th in Saudi Arabia and went someway to proving his initial shock loss was a just a one off aberration, winning easily on a unanimous decision after 12 rounds in which he dominated throughout.
When boxing does return the 2012 Olympic champion will be hoping that he gets his shot at becoming the undisputed world champion at some point.
His fight with Kubrat Pulev has been postponed because of the Coronavirus outbreak and it remains to be seen when, or if, it will be rescheduled.
The Watford born fighter will have his eyes on a fight with domestic rival Tyson Fury, with all the heavyweight titles on the line.
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