• July 23, 2024

Bob Arum adamant Tyson Fury would wipe the floor with prime Mike Tyson – ‘No contest’

Bob Arum believes there is ‘no contest’ between Tyson Fury and even a prime Mike Tyson, with the legendary promoter backing ‘The Gypsy King.’

The Top Rank chief snapped up Fury after his incredible comeback to the ring against Deontay Wilder in December 2018, helping him reach new levels of superstardom in the United States.

 

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As well as incredible charisma and surprisingly dulcet tones, the Brit is also one of the most skilled boxers in the heavyweight division and has packed on serious weight to now pack a punch.

After going the distance with Wilder in their first fight, Fury stopped the ‘Bronze Bomber’ emphatically in their second and third meetings to showcase his newfound brutality to mix with the pugilistic beauty.

After going the distance with Wilder in their first fight, Fury stopped the ‘Bronze Bomber’ emphatically in their second and third meetings to showcase his newfound brutality to mix with the pugilistic beauty.

After going the distance with Wilder in their first fight, Fury stopped the ‘Bronze Bomber’ emphatically in their second and third meetings to showcase his newfound brutality to mix with the pugilistic beauty.

 

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“He was named after a famous heavyweight in Mike Tyson.” Arum told talkSPORT. “You know fight fans love to play mythical match-ups… if we ever saw a peak Tyson Fury against a peak Mike Tyson how does that fight go down?

“Well, there’s no contest. Tyson Fury would beat him, he’s way too big for him. What’s Mike Tyson going to do, jump up and land a punch on Tyson Fury?

“Heavyweights now are so tall and agile, which they weren’t before, that smaller heavyweights like Mike Tyson wouldn’t be competitive with him.

“I always felt that if Mike Tyson got in the ring with George Foreman, who was taller, but not as tall as Tyson Fury, that Foreman would just hit down on Tyson and knock him out.

 

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“And that’s what George thought! He always was after me – this is when he came back, after 10 years away [in 1987] – to make a fight with Mike Tyson. And I thought it would be an easy fight for Foreman.”

Despite Arum’s comments, the oldest heavyweight champion in history insisted he ‘didn’t want a part of Mike Tyson’ and described him to ESPN as a ‘nightmare in the ring’.

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