The fallout still continues from what is quickly becoming one of the most controversial topics of the fight game so far in 2018.
Comparing fighters of the past with those of today is often a futile exercise. Something that perhaps should never be done really, but alas, it happens.
Fans drive these debates more often than not but every once in a while a modern fighter will take this step all by himself.
Current WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder has recently told the media that he believes he fought a prime Mike Tyson (the 1986 version of “Iron” Mike) that he would have beaten him.
This has gone down like a sack of spuds, as you can imagine.
Fans are still venting their fury at the comments made by Wilder, here’s some of the continued disgust going around:
Surely Wilder was misquoted. He hasn’t got any of the skills required to beat any of the top 10 HWs from Tyson’s era, let alone a prime Tyson.
If windmill arms did say this quote, they need to check him for drugs! He must have been high to utter that nonsense.
— adam (@adam220202) January 27, 2018
he needs drug testing
— London init geezer (@Miketyson2007) January 27, 2018
No chance, @MikeTyson would have destroyed him. Not even in the same league! Iron Mike fought a lot of tall opponents with reach on him but would get in & rip them apart. Dream on @BronzeBomber! #fantasy
— JOHN B (@JOHNBAURESS8) January 27, 2018
Name one tall fighter in their prime with power that Tyson ripped? Bonecrusher had 5 losses already. Tony Tucker had a broken right hand, Biggs was on coke. Jose ribalta was 6’6 210 and give Tyson problems
— Pharoah Films (@pharoahfilms) January 27, 2018
Not a chance! Wild punches, wild ideas, wildly wrong!
— Den (@DenAFC69toNow) January 28, 2018
That Giraffe WILDER didn’t fight anyone yet ! Funny guy!!
— zapata (@jgrilo777) January 28, 2018
He is too chinny and prime Tyson head movement and combinations put DW in a bad place. I see DW having a real hard time against @kingkongboxing let alone MT
— Adam Clist Wynant (@adamclistwynant) January 27, 2018
I’m laughing at all the responses. What champion is going to say “I would lose.” Get a grip
— JR? (@Racalto_SCU) January 27, 2018
Ortiz has similar fighting style to Tyson so if he beats Ortiz ….maybe just maybe
— St. Luke IV (@Bavuma_St) January 27, 2018