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Humble Mike Tyson rejects Anthony Joshua’s claim he would beat Muhammad Ali if boxing legends ever met in the ring

MIKE TYSON has dismissed claims that he would have beaten Muhammad Ali in his prime.

Anthony Joshua reignited the age-old debate last month as he predicted that Iron Mike would have won.

Tyson came out on top when the fight was simulated by the World Boxing Super Series but the 54-year-old insisted he would have lost to Ali as he described him as the 'greatest there's ever been'.

He told Yahoo Sports: "I know it’s a fantasy game.

"Most likely I would win the fantasy, I wouldn’t win the real fight.

"Ali’s the greatest there’s ever been."

Ali, who passed away aged 74 in 2016, finished his career with 56 wins and five defeats.

The man dubbed 'The Greatest' won the first 31 fights of his career - before losing to Joe Frazier.

Tyson, who 24 years Ali's junior, called time on his career in 2005 with a record of 50-6.

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But the 54-year-old made an incredible comeback to the ring in November to face Roy Jones Jr.

Evander Holyfield has now confirmed that he is in talks to fight Tyson - 34 years after having his ear bitten by his old rival.

Holyfield, 58, told SunSport: "The thing is that if it’s meant to be it will happen, either way, it is what it is.

"What I can tell you is that my team is talking to Mike’s management, so I’m waiting for a decision. They are communicating right now. 

"The thing is I’m still training for this, I know it will be some day this deal will happen and I’m ready for him. I’m doing OK."

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