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The Deontay Wilder And Mike Tyson Debate Has Been Ended Once And For All By Roy Jones Jr

The Deontay Wilder And Mike Tyson Debate Has Been Ended Once And For All By Roy Jones Jr

Roy Jones Jr has argued that the names on Deontay Wilder's boxing resume pale in comparison to the ones on Mike Tyson's record.

Tyson Fury, 31, outclassed Wilder back in February in their blockbuster rematch and captured the WBC championship.

And Wilder, who was defending the title for the 11th time on the night, has been heavily criticised by Jones for the fighters he has taken on in the past.

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The 51-year-old ex-boxing star believes Fury hasn't become one of the all-time bests "because the bully [Wilder] just hadn't been bullied yet."

Former four-division world champ Jones told CBS Sports' State of Combat podcast: "You can't call [Fury] an all-timer because the bully [Wilder] just hadn't been bullied yet. The bully beat a lot of people, don't get me wrong.

"But if you look back at the names on [Wilder's] record, they don't add up to the names on Mike Tyson's record.

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"The only person that has a record that we knew anything about -- and he never had a professional career and was a celebrated amateur at best -- was [Luis] Ortiz.

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"Ortiz was a good fighter, but with his lack of pro experience Wilder took him into the deep water last time and drowned him.

"That's the only real fighter I see on his record that you can say this guy is a real credible fighter because of his amateur career because he hasn't beaten anybody as a pro either.

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"So when you look at it, Tyson Fury did take a bully that hadn't been beat yet and no-one thought could be beat and he walked him down and beat him.

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"Right now, he still has to beat a few more fighters to become one of the greats but he is a great fighter.

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Roy Jones Jr Brutally Ends Deontay Wilder And Mike Tyson Comparison Once And For All
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Roy Jones Jr Brutally Ends Deontay Wilder And Mike Tyson Comparison Once And For All

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"I told Tyson Fury about four or five years ago that if you get yourself together and rededicate yourself, you could beat all these guys. That's what he's doing right now."

Wilder, 34, previously claimed that he could beat a prime 'Iron' Mike and even called out the boxing legend's record in an astonishing rant.

But the 'Baddest Man on the Planet' finally offered his response to Wilder claiming that he could have defeated him in a dream fight.

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Topics: Mike Tyson, Bronze Bomber, Boxing News, Baddest Man on the Planet, Roy Jones Jr, Boxing, Deontay Wilder

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