After watching the heavyweight fight, Mike Tyson taunts Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk.
On Saturday night, Oleksandr Usyk defeated Anthony Joshua to win the WBA, IBF, WBO, and IBO heavyweight titles at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
On Saturday night, Oleksandr Usyk put on a great performance to defeat Anthony Joshua, but boxing veteran Mike Tyson was not satisfied with either boxer. Usyk won the WBA, IBF, WBO, and IBO heavyweight championships in front of a crowd of around 66,000 spectators at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
After previously winning the cruiserweight division, the Ukrainian became a two-weight world champion.
He’s also only the third guy, after Evander Holyfield and David Haye, to win world titles at both cruiserweight and heavyweight.
Tyson, who at the age of 20 became boxing’s youngest heavyweight champion, was disappointed by what he saw.
He tweeted on Monday: “Perhaps they were having a horrible night after seeing Joshua against Usyk. Do you believe they could have beaten me in my prime based on that performance?” The query elicited a mixed response on social media, with @DaveAmitri tweeting in support of the 55-year-old: “Obviously not. AJ would have ended up like Spinks. You would have caught Usyk even if he had been difficult to catch.” Richard Bland, a professional golfer on the European tour, seemed to agree: “Not a chance!!!” he wrote. “The most savage heavyweight in the history of the sport!” However, not everyone was convinced, with @OMITCHELL3 stating: “Since your time, the sport has progressed. You’d get smoked in 4 minutes by both of them.” The @BOXRAW account attempted to put an end to the controversy by tweeting a poll with the options of Tyson in his peak or Usyk, and it was the 55-year-old who received more than 80% of the vote early on.
Last November, ‘Iron Mike’ returned to the ring in Las Vegas for an eight-round exhibition match with fellow boxing star Roy Jones Jr, which ended in a draw.
And he may not be finished yet, having teased rematches with long-time opponents Lennox Lewis and Evander Holyfield, both of whom Tyson defeated during his career.
In the case of Usyk and Joshua, it appears that they will have another chance to impress Tyson, as the British boxer is expected to invoke a rematch clause.
“Brinkwire Summary News,” Joshua’s promoter Eddie said shortly after his defeat on Saturday.