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Mike Tyson Picks His Five Favourite Current Boxers

Mike Tyson Picks His Five Favourite Current Boxers

Tyson has revealed the fights he respects the most...

Josh Lawless

Josh Lawless

Mike Tyson has revealed his five favourite boxers, with WBF, WBO, IBF and IBO heavyweight world champion Anthony Joshua not getting a mention.

'Iron' Mike enjoys the work of Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury, who are slated to have a third slugfest for the WBC world heavyweight title, while he also likes Andy Ruiz Jr - who shockingly took Joshua's titles before losing them in the rematch in Saudi Arabia last year.

Moving down the divisions, Tyson is also a fan of both "master" Vasyl Lomachenko and Gervonta Davis.

"I respect Tyson Fury, I respect Deontay Wilder, I respect all of those guys," Tyson said on his most recent episode of the Hotboxin' podcast.

"Andy Ruiz also, this guy named [Vasyl] Lomachenko - he's a f***ing animal, man. He's a master, it's like he's dancing.

'There's also Gervonta Davis, there's quite a few guys that are good fighters."

Tyson has waxed lyrical about both Lomachenko and Davis in the past and has talked about his desire to see the pair finally lock horns inside the squared circle.

Speaking on Instagram live with rapper and boxing fan Fat Joe, Tyson said: "I like Lomachenko, the Ukrainian guy. I like Gervonta Davis, that little guy Tank and those two guys have got to fight. They're both beautiful fighters and they got to fight."

After looking incredibly sharp on the pads in footage recently, the 53-year old has gone on record to reveal he has been training for "three or four-round exhibitions for some charities".

He's denied reports that he's been offered $1 million to fight two-time Rugby union World Cup winner Sonny Bill Williamstwo-time Rugby union World Cup winner Sonny Bill Williams for charity but there has been a surprise call-out from Tyson Fury's dad, John.

"I'm looking at fighting Mike Tyson, how's that?" the 55-year old shouted to Manchester Fight Club, in an x-rated message.

"I don't value my life to 50 pence but let me tell you something, Mike Tyson is worth doing charity with.

"He's a proper king and a champion. He's a proper man, tried and tested.

"I'll fight Mike Tyson, I know he mentions my boy's name every five minutes so here I am. John Fury is hiding from no man, not even the king of all men.

"Mike Tyson, I will fight Mike Tyson. Hear that then, I will not be denied, I will die in a fight.

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