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Mike Tyson asked to name his GOAT of professional wrestling, picked a legend

Nasir Jabbar

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Mike Tyson asked to name his GOAT of professional wrestling, picked a legend

Mike Tyson and Francis Ngannou engaged in a GOAT debate, where they both named the greatest professional wrestler in history.

Boxing legend Tyson trained Ngannou for his blockbuster fight against Tyson Fury in Saudi Arabia last year.

Ahead of the showdown, Tyson and Ngannou sat down with Complex as they took part in a game naming GOATs in different topics.

They both agreed on current UFC heavyweight champion Jon Jones being the GOAT of MMA, while Ngannou named Tyson as his GOAT of boxing and 'Iron' Mike selected Muhammad Ali as his GOAT of boxing.

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Tyson and Ngannou also picked their GOAT of professional wrestling, with the boxing icon opting for Ric Fiair. The former UFC champion picked Hulk Hogan.

'The Nature Boy' had a career spanning over 50 years and has won at least 21 world championship titles.

He enjoyed a legendary wrestling career, but he refused to pick himself when naming his Mount Rushmore of wrestling.

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"I’m not on my Mount Rushmore. I think it’s better to have somebody else put you there," he explained.

"My Mount Rushmore in terms of importance to the business is Stone Cold, Hulk, obviously, Undertaker, and I think Shawn Michaels.

"Shawn Michaels is the greatest performer of all time in our business."

Ric Flair during a WWE Hall of Fame ceremony. Image: Getty
Ric Flair during a WWE Hall of Fame ceremony. Image: Getty
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Whilst many would list The Rock as one of their picks, Flair snubbed Dwayne Johnson when discussing his choices as he cited a lack of longevity as his main reason.

He added: "He would be, except he didn’t stay long enough. I think part of the Mount Rushmore is longevity. It’s hard to be really good, and The Rock was great. But he took off.

"He’s on my Mount Rushmore for interview skills and everything else, and I remain very close to him."

Featured Image Credit: Getty/Complex

Topics: Anthony Joshua, Mike Tyson, Boxing, Wrestling

Nasir Jabbar
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