Mike Tyson was unimpressed by Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk after watching their fight on Saturday night.
Tyson is a legendary former undisputed champion, and is generally very complimentary of modern heavyweights.
But he has questioned if anyone truly believes that either man could have beaten him in his prime in a social media post.
"After watching the Joshua vs Usyk fight, maybe they had a bad day that night," Tyson said on Twitter. "From that performance do you really think they could have beat me in my prime?"
Usyk, a former undisputed cruiserweight champion. put in the performance of a lifetime to comfortably beat Joshua at Tottenham Hotspur stadium on Saturday.
But Tyson didn't seem too fussed about the showing, which saw Usyk become just the third man to become heavyweight champion after winning a belt at cruiserweight.
He follows in the footsteps of David Haye and Evander Holyfield, and is just one win away, in theory, from becoming undisputed champion in a second weight class.
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In the four belt era, where there are major titles from the WBA, WBO, WBC and IBF, nobody has ever been undisputed at both weight classes.
Haye was a unified cruiserweight champion, but only held one belt at heavyweight, while Holyfield was undisputed at both during the three belt era.
Usyk would need to beat the winner of Tyson Fury's trilogy fight with Deontay Wilder next month to take the final belt and finally unify the division.
But first he will have to take on Joshua once again, with promoter Eddie Hearn insisting that the Brit will exercise his rematch clause immediately.
He said: "He will want to go back in that rematch, and he will be the underdog in that fight but he has just been beaten by a pound-for-pound great.
"Joshua lives and breathes boxing, he is already talking about training again and he will be in the gym and ready to get back in again."
Usyk handily outboxed Joshua over twelve rounds in front of a fiercely pro-Joshua crowd in North London, taking the unanimous decision win.
He almost finished the fight in the 12th round, but it ultimately went the distance and the Ukrainian was awarded the belts.
It's the second time Joshua has lost his world titles, having been stopped by Andy Ruiz in June of 2019 during his American debut.
He immediately reclaimed his belts in a rematch the following December, but he would need an elite performance to take the titles for a third time.
Usyk is one of the pound-for-pound best fighters in the world, and despite concerns over his ability to adjust to heavyweight, he seemed back to his best on Saturday.
And only Muhammed Ali, Michael Moorer, Lennox Lewis, Evander Holyfield and Vitali Kiltschko have ever managed to become three-time world champions at the weight.Read More Read More