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Wilder Vs Fury Winner Will Become 'One Of The All-Time Greats,' Says George Foreman

Wilder Vs Fury Winner Will Become 'One Of The All-Time Greats,' Says George Foreman

George Foreman believes that the winner of Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder's rematch will rank in the same boxing echelon as Mike Tyson and Muhammad Ali.

WBC champ Wilder initially clashed with Fury in 2018 and managed to walk away with a controversial draw.

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But the 34-year-old KO artist is scheduled to rematch fierce rival Fury on 22nd February.

According to Foreman, the rematch between the two undefeated fighters could determine who becomes one of the "greatest heavyweights of all time."

The 70-year-old boxing legend told TMZ: "I think the Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury rematch would be one of the greatest of all time.

"Not just today, but of all time.

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"If I see that fight, I would say Deontay Wilder has moved up in status and whoever wins the fight will probably be one of the greatest heavyweights of all time."

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Wilder successfully defended his championship for the tenth time on November 23rd in his rematch with Luis Ortiz.

Cuban star Ortiz, who caused problems for Wilder in their 2018 clash, outboxed the 'Bronze Bomber' for the first six rounds of their second fight.

Foreman, who backed 'Iron Mike' as a more devastating puncher than Wilder, believes that the WBC champ "hasn't approached Joe Louis, Joe Frazier [or] Mike Tyson."

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'Big George' explained: "[Wilder is] good, but he hasn't approached Joe Louis, Joe Frazier, Mike Tyson.

"No, he hasn't approached that kind of recognition yet. No way.

"For me, he has to have a performance like Mike Tyson did over Trevor Berbick. Boy, when I saw that, I was down visiting Vegas and I thought, 'This guy is a nightmare!'"

Fury has been out of the squared circle since he picked up his victory over Otto Wallin in September.

According to reports, the 'Gypsy King' was recently in Birmingham for training ahead of his hotly-anticipated rematch with Wilder.

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Topics: Tyson Fury, Bronze Bomber, Boxing News, Boxing, Gypsy King, 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]

 

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