Current WBC heavyweight world champion Deontay Wilder calls into question the standard of some of the Mike Tyson opponents during his career.
Recently on social media following a reported VADA test failure by the WBC of Wilder’s opponent Luis Ortiz, Wilder hit out on Instagram saying that he is the most feared man in boxing since the youngest heavyweight boxing champion in history, ‘Iron’ Mike Tyson.
In keeping with this trail of thought, Wilder has now been speaking about Tyson’s resume specifically during a live question and answers session.
Although both fighters boxed in completely different eras, Wilder said:
“If you go back and I want somebody to answer this question for me, how many Hall of Fame fighters did Mike Tyson actually fight? And don’t bring up no motherf****** Michael Spinks that came from light-heavyweight to heavyweight that was terrified out of his mohterf***** boots. And don’t bring up Larry Holmes, because we know Larry was way past his prime. So how many of them? You come back with that?”
Wilder went on to add that in his opinion he only fought two, Evander Holyfield and Lennox Lewis.
As the record currently stands Mike Tyson is still the youngest heavyweight champion in professional boxing history.
He retired with a professional boxing record of 50-6-44KO.