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53-Year-Old Mike Tyson 'Would KO Deontay Wilder In FIRST Minute Of Round One,' Says Jeff Fenech

53-Year-Old Mike Tyson 'Would KO Deontay Wilder In FIRST Minute Of Round One,' Says Jeff Fenech

Mike Tyson's former trainer has argued that 'Iron' Mike could train now for six weeks and still manage to knock out Deontay Wilder "in a minute."

Former WBC champ Wilder, 34, previously boasted that he could have beaten the boxing legend when he was in his prime.

But Jeff Fenech, who trained Tyson towards the end of his career, blasted the boxing skill set of the 'Bronze Bomber' and criticised him for getting TKO'd by Tyson Fury.

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"When Deontay Wilder knocked out [Luis] Ortiz, there was hardly a punch thrown in the fight," the 55-year-old Australian told Sporting News.

"Boxing's not the same now. I'd guarantee that if Mike Tyson trained for six weeks, he'd knock Wilder out in a minute.

"He would hit them. If these guys are getting knocked out by Tyson Fury -- who's a great fighter, but not a huge puncher -- Tyson would kill these guys.

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"They're not on the same level today. Mike today, I reckon if he trained he could still beat these guys.

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"Fury's got these other skills, but Deontay Wilder's got a punch and nothing else. If you punch him, it's over. And Mike don't miss."

Tyson, 53, previously brushed aside Wilder's comments with a single statement when he was initially asked about them.

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However, Tyson said that he had full admiration for Wilder making that claim when he was WBC champ.

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"I don't know [whether I'd beat him]," the boxing legend said.

"I love the fact that he thinks that, because that's the way I would think as well.

"He's supposed to think that way, he is the heavyweight champion of the world and that's something very special."

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

Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz is a journalist for SPORTbible. He studied for a B.A. in History at the University of York and followed it up with an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism at MMU. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. He has worked for several publications, including Hardcore Gamer, LADbible and the Manchester Evening News. Follow him on Twitter to find out what he is working on next. Got a story tip for Adnan? Email him: [email protected]