Mike Tyson mentioned the names of Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder in his top five favourite current boxers. However, the former heavyweight excluded the name of two-time heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua in his list.
Gypsy King, Fury, who recently claimed the WBC heavyweight title from Deontay Wilder in a rematch, has always earned the respect of Tyson since his comeback in 2018 and the former American heavyweight said he ‘respects’ the Gypsy King. However, he did not name Fury’s next potential opponent and rival heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua in his list of favourite current fighters.
“I respect Tyson Fury, I respect Deontay Wilder, I respect all of those guys,’ Tyson explained on his own podcast, Hotboxin’.
“Andy Ruiz also, this guy named (Vasyl) Lomachenko – he’s a f****** animal, man. He’s a master, it’s like he’s dancing.
“There’s also Gervonta Davis, there are quite a few guys that are good fighters.”
According to Tyson, there is the belief that boxing has become a very ‘political’ sport and the former boxer also revealed that fight promoters are not allowing the best talents to enter the ring against each other and give the fans the bouts they want to see.
He added: ‘The situation is whether they will fight each other. Promoters are not allowing them to fight each other. I’d love to see them fight each other but the promoters don’t want to do it.’