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And 'AJ' will make his first title defence post-Ruiz against IBF mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev on Saturday in London.
Tyson, 54, revealed that fellow American and former WBC champ Wilder is one of the current boxers that he 'respects' alongside Fury.
However, the 'Baddest Man on the Planet' had no place for Joshua in his final three picks.
'Iron' Mike said on an episode of Hotboxin' with Mike Tyson: "I respect Tyson Fury, I respect Deontay Wilder, I respect all of those guys.
"Andy Ruiz also, this guy named [Vasyl] Lomachenko -- he's a f*****g 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."
While Tyson snubbed 'AJ' on that occasion, he has praised the Brit superstar before and argued that he "looks like he was born to do what he has to do."
The 'Baddest Man on the Planet' said: "He's really clean, he really looks clean, he's a clean guy, he's a clean fighter, he's a good puncher.
"You just wish the best for him. I don't know. My ego says, 'Nobody would beat you' -- but you look at him and... he just looks beautiful.
"He just looks like a fighter, you know? He looks like he was born to do what he has to do. He needs more experience of course, but that will come in life."
Featured Image Credit: Hotboxin' with Mike Tyson/PA
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