Lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury was named Tyson by his father John after former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson.
At the time of birth Fury was quite small and premature at birth but would go on to grow into a giant and the current lineal heavyweight champion of the world today.
However there’s a new fighter being called the new Mike Tyson in the UFC in the sport of mixed martial arts no less.
UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou of Cameroon.
Fury has had some words of warning for him however:
(Hat tip Fight Hype YouTube)
Like other high-level UFC fighters as of late, Ngannou has mentioned his interest in competing in professional boxing in the future.
Testament to how well boxing is doing at the moment.
And, will continue to do moving forward.