Deontay Wilder And Mike Tyson’s Respective Records In First 42 Professional Fights Compared
Boxing fans have previously entered into heated debates when deciding who would emerge victorious from a dream clash between Wilder and Tyson from the 1980s.
ESPN dropped a side-by-side comparison of the pair's records ahead of Wilder's rematch with Cuban star Luis Ortiz last November.
Wilder, 34, holds an incredible 41 wins out of his first 42 professional fights, with 39 of those coming by way of knockout.
The two results that didn't end in knockout were the former WBC champ's first clash with Bermane Stiverne in 2015 and his controversial draw to Tyson Fury in 2018.
Wilder reached the 42-fight mark by the age of 34, while 'Iron' Mike hit that milestone at the age of 24.
Tyson's only defeat in his first 42 fights came at the hands of Buster Douglas, who stunned the boxing world in their 1990 clash at the Tokyo Dome.
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According to ESPN's infographic, Wilder won 40 fights by knockout in comparison to Tyson's 36.
However, Tyson did hold the WBA and IBF titles alongside the WBC championship and lineal status.
Wilder only held the WBC title in that time, which he has since lost to fierce rival Fury in their blockbuster February rematch.
The American star has previously bragged about the idea that he could have beaten the 'Baddest Man on the Planet' during his prime years.
The 'Bronze Bomber' has also attacked 'Iron' Mike's boxing record in an astonishing rant during an Instagram Live session.
The KO artist has candidly explained why he accepts fans' scepticism and why he won't back down from his claim on Tyson.
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