Mike Tyson claims that Fury’s bout with Wilder will go down in history as one of the best ever, adding that “both have achieved all-time great status.”
Mike Tyson has branded Tyson Fury’s victory over Deontay Wilder as one of the best fights in boxing history, with both fighters achieving ‘all-time great’ status.
In a dramatic battle in Las Vegas, the British star, 33, came back from two knockdowns to KO the Bronze Bomber in the 11th round to retain his WBC heavyweight title.
Fans hailed it as an instant classic, with Iron Mike, 55, declaring it “one of the finest” boxing fights ever.
Tyson wrote on Twitter: “The fight between Fury and Wilder will go down in history as one of the best.
“Not for skill, but for thrill and action.
“It took a lot of courage, heart, and determination to win that war.
“On Saturday night, everyone came out on top.
“The fight lived up to the expectations. Both of them have attained legendary status…” JOIN SUN VEGAS AND RECEIVE A FREE £10 BONUS PLUS ACCESS TO THOUSANDS OF GAMES WITH NO DEPOSIT REQUIRED (Ts&Cs apply) Tyson went on to praise Wilder’s trainer, Malik Scott, adding that he ‘won the night’ with his teaching.
Mike Iron wrote: “Malik Scott, Wilder’s coach, dominated the night with excellent coaching.
“When you’re a beginner, you have a coach who will nurture, guide, and support you every step of the way.
“When you become a pro, you are assigned a trainer. As long as the checks keep coming, you’ll have a trainer in your life…” You will have a coach for the rest of your life. Every punch you take and give is felt by a coach.” Since then, Fury has intimated that he will retire from boxing, saying, “I don’t know whether I need to fight any more.” According to the Telegraph, the Gypsy King said: “I have no idea what will happen.
“I still have one fight left on my Top Rank and ESPN deal, so we’ll see what that is.
“But right now, I’m not thinking about boxing. I’m not sure how many fights I have left.
“I’m not sure I need to fight any longer. I’m not sure what the future holds for me.” Dillian Whyte, a fellow Brit, is Fury’s mandatory challenger, and promoter Eddie Hearn wants the Body Snatcher to have his first world title fight.