Anthony Joshua Picks Who Would've Won Ali Vs. Tyson In Their Primes
Anthony Joshua gave a detailed answer when asked who would've won a fantasy heavyweight bout between Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson.
The unified heavyweight champion made his pick during a JD Sports Instagram live on Friday.
And he picked 'Iron' Mike to beat Ali in a hypothetical clash of legendary boxers.
:speech_balloon: Anthony Joshua makes his pick when asked who'd have won Muhammad Ali vs Mike Tyson in their primes...
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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," Joshua explained.
"With Lennox Lewis, you know how they started getting bigger, hence why in the amateurs they then created a super-heavyweight division.
"The current heavyweight division in the amateurs is what we class as the cruiserweight division.
"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 30-year-old added: "The reason being when you watch the fight with Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali, you see a certain Tyson-esque to Frazier's style.
"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.
"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."
Meanwhile, Joshua's mandatory defence against Kubrat Pulev has been postponed indefinitely due to the coronavirus outbreak.
He was scheduled to face the Bulgarian challenger on June 20 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
But the contest will now be delayed until late summer according to promoter Eddie Hearn.