WBC heavyweight champion of the world Deontay Wilder responds to question about how he would have fared with Mike Tyson back in Tyson’s hay day.
Comparing fighters of the past to modern-day boxers is always a complex task for a number of reasons. Ultimately athletes get bigger and stronger but fight styles change as well.
Legends in the sport should perhaps be left alone but such is the media and fans’ fascination with pairing fighters in fantasy bouts, that never tends to happen.
Speaking to TMZ Wilder when asked how he would have done against Mike Tyson in his prime said:
“Look I just got to keep it real and I always keep it real. I know people always go back to the old school and new school stuff like that. But there is no old school or new school fighter that can beat Deontay Wilder. I’d knock them all out.”
To this day Mike Tyson is still the youngest ever recorded heavyweight champion in boxing history.
Wilder for his part faces Cuban Luis Ortiz next up and provided he wins will be in line to take on the winner of Anthony Joshua vs Joseph Parker later in the year.