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“His Whole Style Was Built Around It”: Fans Unruffled by the Massive Size Difference Between Mike Tyson and Tyson Fury

Published 05/27/2023, 9:30 AM EDT

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Size plays a huge role in boxing, sometimes even a minimal difference in weight can give an unfair advantage to one fighter. This is especially the case for fighters in the lower-weight divisions. Although this becomes less apparent in the heavier weight classes, having a better reach does provide an edge to taller boxers. Speaking of reach, fighters such as Muhammad Ali, George Foreman, Deontay Wilder, and Tyson Fury come to mind. However, shorter fighters are also able to stand their ground using head movement and sheer power to punish their taller foes. Fighters like Rocky Marciano and Mike Tyson are good examples of smaller fighters dominating their bigger opponents. The latter mastered the art of ‘Peek-a-boo’ that works best against taller fighters.

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Recently, Boxing King Media uploaded a video of Mike Tyson and Tyson Fury having fun together. The video is from a time when the two met during Tommy Fury vs Jake Paul event in Saudi Arabia. The duo was making jokes and taking pictures with their fans. However, seeing ‘Iron’ Mike next to ‘The Gypsy King’, the height difference between the two was easily noticeable.

This raised a question in fans’ minds. Who would win in a fight -Prime Mike Tyson or Tyson Fury? This question was further fueled by the title of the video that read, “LOOK AT THE SIZE DIFFERENCE! | #miketyson x #tysonfury CROSS PATHS at #jakepaul v #tommyfury event”.


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Mike Tyson vs Tyson Fury; Fans throw in their predictions

In the world of boxing, size often plays a significant role in determining a fighter’s success. However, when it comes to the contrasting statures of boxing legends, Mike Tyson and Tyson Fury fans remain unperturbed by the glaring differences.

One fan named Pascal Scherr pointed out that Tyson used his short height to his advantage. He wrote, “His whole style was built around it”. He claimed that that’s what made him “perfect for heavyweight”. Scherr further added that “it was guaranteed his opponents would be taller.” Another fan named Deus Vult complimented Tyson’s ability to beat “Giants like nothing”. He called Tyson, “One of the greatest in his prime.”


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Meanwhile, one user wrote that size means nothing if you are someone like ‘Prime’ Mike Tyson. He wrote, that Tyson would just knock anyone’s “lights out in a street fight.” One fan named Rob simply quoted, “It’s not the size of the dog in the fight that matters. It’s the size of the fight in the dog.” Another fan named Alberto Almodoval wrote, “Two great Fighters, god bless them both…”

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In conclusion, the significant disparity in size between Mike Tyson and Tyson Fury does not diminish the admiration and respect fans hold for these boxing icons. Who do you think would come out on top – Tyson Fury or ‘prime’ Mike Tyson? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.

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Chirag Radhyan

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Chirag Radhyan is a Boxing Writer at EssentiallySports. He has authored over 300 articles and loves to talk about the animosity between athletes, leading up to a fight. His coverage of the off-court drama between Jake Paul and Tommy Fury received widespread appreciation from readers.

Edited By: Shibu Immanuel