BOXING legend Mike Tyson is well qualified to cast his opinion on the proposed heavyweight super-fight between Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder, having ruled the division with an iron fist during the peak of his powers.
Tyson became the youngest heavyweight champion of all time when he smashed Trevor Berbick in two rounds as a 20-year-old back in 1986.
The Brooklyn-born fighter went on to enjoy one of the most memorable careers in the sport’s long history – but the heavyweight division he left behind has ignited once again in recent years with the emergence of Joshua, Wilder and Tyson Fury.
Speaking on his podcast, Bite The Mic, recently, Tyson weighed in with his prediction on who would triumph in the battle between the two reigning champions.
“I don’t give him [Wilder] much of a chance,” Tyson explained.
“I just think Anthony Joshua does better with tall opponents.
“I saw him fighting a short guy [Takam] and he didn’t do that well with him, they stopped the fight real early.
“But with tall guys, like Deontay Wilder, I think he’ll do real well with them. Like he did with Klitschko.”
It comes after Matchroom boss Eddie Hearn revealed why Joshua is prepared to play hardball with Wilder during negotiations with his American counterpart.