The Baddest Man on the Planet, Mike Tyson makes his long-awaited boxing return against the former champion, Roy Jones Jr. Though it’s scheduled to be an exhibition fight, it’s hard to imagine Tyson fighting any different than what he used to when he was at his prime.
Mike Tyson dominated his opponents for a meaningful period. He destroyed anyone who came in his way when he was at his prime. And the fans of this era see Tyson as one of the benchmarks for boxing heavyweights.
Often we find ourselves debating whether Tyson Fury would be able to beat Tyson or would Anthony Joshua outshine Iron Mike or Does Deontay Wilder hit harder than Tyson?
Though it’s very improbable it’s not something out of reach for Tyson as per the legendary coach Rafael Cordero. Mike Tyson has been training with Rafael Cordero. In a recent interview with TMZ, Cordero stated that there is a possibility of Tyson getting into the ring against the current champions. He stated:
“I believe Mike can do it. If he put his mind, he wanna fight for the belt one day, why not? Who say it’s impossible to do?
“He’s fighting every single day in the gym and I believe the best still to come. Why not? If one day he want to prove, he put his techniques to the test, why not [fight for] for the belt?”
Should Mike Tyson fight the Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder?
Tyson is still looking phenomenal. He is still considered one of the greatest boxers ever. However, let’s not get carried away and throw him in the ring with someone like Anthony Joshua.
Mike Tyson at his prime could have been a trouble to any of the current heavyweights. However, he should not be in the ring with the hungry lions of these generations. And this is no disrespect to the legend, Iron Mike.
Mike Tyson still can hurt the heavyweights in the ring. However, in a 12 round battle, it’s unlikely that he survives against the likes of Tyson Fury or Anthony Joshua.