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Tyson jokes: Joshua would not have beaten me

Mike Tyson insists he does not know who would’ve emerged victorious from a hypothetical fight between himself and Anthony Joshua.

Tyson – one of the most famous men on planet Earth – is a former undisputed heavyweight champion who conquered the entire division by winning all available titles in 1988, when he was just 21.

Joshua – one of the sport’s biggest stars today – is currently reigning as the unified heavyweight champion, having picked up three of the four major belts at the age of 29.

It’s commonplace in boxing for fans and pundits to speculate about ‘fantasy match-ups’ pitting the champions of past eras against those of the present.

However, when asked how he personally thought he’d get on against AJ, Tyson gave a funny, unique answer without committing one way or the other.

Anthony Joshua holds the WBA, IBF and WBO world titles

“Hey, I really like him,” Tyson said on his Hotboxin’ Podcast, “You know what he is? He’s really a breath of fresh air.

“He’s really clean, he really looks clean, he’s a clean guy, he’s a clean fighter, he’s a good puncher.

“You just wish the best for him.

“I don’t know. My ego says, ‘nobody would beat you’.

Tyson last attended a big boxing match when he went to Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor in 2017

“But you look at him and…” Tyson paused before hilariously adding, “He just looks beautiful!

“He just looks like a fighter, you know? He looks like he was born to do what he has to do.

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“He needs more experience of course, but that will come in life.”

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