Deontay Wilder would have ‘beaten’ me in my prime? Mike Tyson responds

by Ajit Singh Khanna | Posted on Friday, February 23rd, 2018 | 0

A few days back, WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder had sent social media into frenzy after claiming that he would have defeated the legendary Mike Tyson in his prime – back in 1986 – a year that saw the latter contest and win 13 bouts.

Now, Tyson, 51, has made his first public comment, and his reply is plain and modest. “I don’t think so,” he told TMZ after sporting a big smile.

Lennox Lewis, who stunned Tyson for the WBC, IBF, IBO, The Ring, and lineal titles back in 2002, also concurred.

“It’s easy to talk until you get into the ring. I like Wilder but he’s never been in there with someone that ferocious who truly wants to break his ribs with every punch. I don’t see it,” Lewis had said

Wilder, however, is not keen on taking his words back. “No disrespect to Mike Tyson, in his era he was the best but this is a new era,” he said, as quoted by boxingscene.com.

“No old school fighter should beat a new school fighter. Look at the technology we have.

“Nobody has a natural killer instinct as I do, ain’t anybody could ever knock me out. I’m very confident in what I say and I speak what I do.”

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