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Mike Tyson Celebrated Tyson Fury's Win Over Deontay Wilder

Mike Tyson Celebrated Tyson Fury's Win Over Deontay Wilder

Mike Tyson was as happy as much of the crowd in attendance as Tyson Fury shocked the world to become WBC heavyweight champion with a hugely dominant display.

Fury battered Deontay Wilder on Saturday night, from the opening bell until one minute and 39 seconds into the seventh round, when Wilder's corner threw in the towel, to beat the Bronze Bomber.

After the fight legendary heavyweight champion Mike Tyson, who had earlier been honoured in the ring, was spotted celebrating the victory.

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Fans loved the moment with one saying, "This expresses all sorts of emotions for me! Considering that Tyson Fury was named after Mike Tyson and Deontay Wilder calls himself 'the baddest man on the planet' which was once the accolade of Mike Tyson."

Another said, "He saw himself for a split second in that ring and was like "THE HEIR APPARENT""

Another fan added, "Real recognise Real!"

Whilst the 53-year-old former two time world champion might have just been really excited about the performance of the Fury there may have been a bit more behind 'Iron Mike's' celebration too.

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Wilder has said on more than one occasion that he would beat a prime Mike Tyson, the late 80s version who destroyed everyone in his way, recently doubling down on his thought and saying, "My hand speed, I'm too long, I'm too tall, my athleticism, my feetwork, all that gives me an advantage, it plays a big part.

"No disrespect to Mike Tyson, in his era he was the best but this is a new era.

"No old-school fighter should beat a new-school fighter. Look at the technology we have.

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"Nobody has a natural killer instinct as I do, ain't anybody could ever knock me out. I'm very confident in what I say and I speak what I do."

Ahead of Saturday night's fight 'Iron Mike' was joined in the ring by two of his former rivals, Evander Holyfield and Lennox Lewis, as the trio of legendary heavyweight world champions were honoured by the WBC with medals.

Topics: Heavyweight boxing, Mike Tyson, Tyson Fury, Boxing News, Lennox Lewis, US Sports, Deontay Wilder, USA, Evander Holyfield, British boxing

Ryan Sidle

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