Former boxer Mike Tyson before the fight between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury. Photo: Steve Marcus/Reuters
Former boxer Mike Tyson before the fight between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury. Photo: Steve Marcus/Reuters

Muhammad Ali would have beaten me, says Mike Tyson

By Sports Reporter Time of article published Apr 12, 2020

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CAPE TOWN – Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson disagrees with Anthony Joshua, who claimed the big hitting American would beat Muhammad Ali in a fight.

Who  would win a fight between Tyson and Ali is an age old question that Joshua attempted to answer last week by claiming Tyson’s power and speed would be too much for Ali, widely regarded as the greatest boxer that ever lived.

When asked if he agreed with Joshua, Tyson said he did not, claiming: “I know it’s a fantasy game.

“Most likely I would win the fantasy, I wouldn’t win the real fight. Ali’s the greatest there’s ever been,” said Tyson.

This was a view Tyson also held in 2012 when he was asked the question, saying back then the world will never see another fighter like Ali.

“Everything we have, he supersedes it. Nobody beats Ali, it’s not about the muscle memory, it’s about the concentration, it’s just about him doing it,” said Tyson.

“I can’t beat this man.”

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