Mike Tyson would destroy heavyweight kings Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua – and even topple legend Ali, poll reveals – The Sun
BOXING fans are convinced Mike Tyson would steamroll the current generation of heavyweight stars.
We asked SunSport readers to determine how the American icon, 53, would get on if his prime self was put in the ring with today's greats.
And there was a resounding answer coming in the direction of Tyson Fury, Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder.
Unsurprisingly, it is Wilder who comes off worst in our head-to-head match-up polls posted around the website this week.
The Bronze Bomber was backed by just 3.4 per cent of readers to defeat Tyson in his prime with a mere 13.5 per cent saying he would win against Tyson TODAY.
That compares to 4.5 per cent of people who reckon Joshua would win a fight in their prime and 14.9 per cent backing WBC champ Fury.
The tightest contest comes in the hypothetical meeting of Tyson and Muhammad Ali.
Fans were virtually split down the middle when deciding between the legendary pair at their best.
Tyson edged the ballot with 49.5 per cent of votes cast to Ali's 46.1 per cent, leaving 4.4 per cent who simply could not separate them and gave a tie.
There are plenty loving the idea of these theoretical encounters with fans tuning in to witness the pair square off in the recent eWBSS final.
That pitched legendary fighters against eachother in a knockout tournament simulated on the Fight Night Champion video game.
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