“He Was Able to Beat Giants Like Nothing”: Fans Unfazed by Huge Size Difference Between Mike Tyson and Tyson Fury

Published 09/09/2023, 11:09 AM EDT

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In the boxing world, there exist a few synonymous names, and none carries more recognition than Mike Tyson. ‘Iron Mike’ Tyson’s name echoes with power, precision, and an indomitable spirit. Despite experiencing significant setbacks that marred his career, Mike Tyson resolved that it was time for a change. Despite losing $600 million in his career, he overcame bankruptcy by pursuing acting, launching Tyson 2.0, and hosting ‘Hotboxin’ with Mike Tyson.” It is no surprise that John Fury, the father of Tyson Fury, thought it befitting to name his baby boy after ‘Kid Dynamite’.

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Boxing Pundits everywhere are going berserk over the video of Tyson Fury and Mike Tyson crossing paths at the Jake Paul vs. Tommy Fury event. 

The Boxing Icons meet: Mike Tyson and Tyson Fury

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Mike Tyson, the former undisputed heavyweight champion of the world, earned renown for unleashing ferocious punching power and lightning-fast knockouts during his prime years. Standing at around 5 feet 10 inches, ‘Iron Mike’ was visibly dwarfed by the ‘Gypsy King’, who is a whopping 6 feet 9 inches. Fans noted that in his prime, Tyson’s height didn’t matter; his compact frame concealed his immense power.

His smaller size didn’t stop him from beating larger opponents, securing his place as one of history’s most feared heavyweight boxers. In the video, the stark difference in height between the two boxing legends is clearly visible.

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One fan commented, “That’s what made Mike incredible. He was able to beat giants like nothing.” emphasizing the fact that he would be rendered unstoppable even while encountering giants.

Fans took the same route in their reactions to this video, expressing immense delight about the two boxing legends and marveling at the difference in their heights.

This one fan,  called them the “black and white Tyson”, drawing similarities between their fighting styles and personalities. Tyson Fury does live up to his namesake. According to the boxing social, Mike Tyson is very proud of the younger Tyson and hopes to see him fight more.

A commenter made another observation that everybody concurs with, “ Size doesn’t matter, power matters and Mike Tyson had tremendous power during his prime.

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A user added that if there were to be a fight, “nothing could stop bad *ass Mike, he just knocks your lights out in a street fight”

Finally, this fanatic called Tyson a “monster”, and that they liked to see the two bruisers together.

It seems like nothing brings fans and critics together like sighting two of their favorite boxers together. Despite Mike Tyson training Francis Ngannou for their October 28th match, the controversy hasn’t dimmed their smiles and civility at the Jake Paul vs. Tommy Fury event. It’s a testament to true sportsmanship in an era of online feuds and drama. This is the true essence of sportsmanship.

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 Fans, unfazed by the huge size difference, celebrated the essence of boxing – a sport where true greatness transcends physical dimensions. What do you think of the two boxing greats crossing paths? Comment below!

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Simona Pereira

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Simona Pereira is a Boxing writer at Essentially Sports and loves the sport in its entirety. Boxing keeps her on the edge of her seat and the drama that surrounds the sport is something that she remains interested in. She loves exploring the different angles that are there so that the readers know what's really brewing.
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Arijit Saha

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