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Tyson Fury vs Mike Tyson: Bob Arum explains why fight between Gypsy King and boxing legend would be ‘no contest’

TYSON FURY would've wiped the floor with a prime Mike Tyson as 'he's way too big' for the boxing legend.

WBC heavyweight king Fury has repeatedly flirted with the idea of fighting the man he was named after in an exhibition bout.

The Gypsy King's eagerness to share the ring with Iron Mike has made many boxing fans wonder how a fight between the pair would've gone down in their primes.

But veteran promoter Bob Arum believes the bour would've been a blowout victory for the 6ft 9in Wythenshawe warrior.

He told talkSPORT: “You know fight fans love to play mythical match-ups… if we ever saw a peak Tyson Fury against a peak Mike Tyson how does that fight go down?

“Well, there’s no contest. Tyson Fury would beat him, he’s way too big for him.

"What’s Mike Tyson going to do, jump up and land a punch on Tyson Fury?"

Arum reckons most of the heavyweights of yesteryear would've fallen at the hands of the Brit.


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He continued: “Heavyweights now are so tall and agile, which they weren’t before, that smaller heavyweights like Mike Tyson wouldn’t be competitive with him."

Former undisputed heavyweight king Tyson revealed last year would've fought Fury with a lot of aggression and head movement on the inside if they competed in the same era.

He told Ring Magazine: "Against someone of Tyson Fury's size, you've got to be aggressive, move your head and be elusive because if you stand still against a man that size, you're an easy target.

“You need to attack, use angles and stay away from his punching distance.

"You need to be close, but you can't stay at a distance that allows the bigger fighter to get off.”

Former unified heavyweight champ Fury was last in action in October against Deontay Wilder, who he knocked in the 11th round to retain his WBC strap.

Tyson, meanwhile, last took to the ring in November 2020 for an exhibition bout with fellow legend Roy Jones Jr.

And the Baddest Man on the Planet recently revealed to SunSport he plans to be back in the ring in February.

He said: "I am going to have a return fight in February.

"We are pretty skeptical about the opponent, but it will be a really stimulating opponent."

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