Mike Tyson Labels Tyson Fury as “the Messiah” of the People

November 25, 2020 6:54 pm

Mike Tyson recently joined Eddie Hearn on the latter’s No Passion, No Point podcast. The legendary boxer opened up on many things with the famous promoter. They talked about a much-touted potential super fight between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury.

“Iron” Mike referred to Fury as the fans’ fighter. He said, “Tyson Fury is the fans’ fighter. The fans are in love with him, he has the momentum now. In England, Anthony Joshua is a big thing. But Fury, he’s got the people now. That’s the truth. They’re following him like he’s the messiah.

“The Gypsy King” Tyson Fury is quite the character in and outside the ring and is loved by fans all over the world. Fury is currently the two-time heavyweight world champion. He won the WBC heavyweight title after spectacularly defeating Deontay Wilder in February.

LAS VEGAS, NV – FEBRUARY 22: (in black//yellow trunks) Tyson Fury goes 7 rounds with Deontay Wilder at the MGM Grand Hotel on February 22, 2020, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Tyson Fury took the win by TKO in the 7th round as the towel was thrown in by the Wilder team for the world heavyweight championship in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by MB Media/Getty Images)

A fight with Joshua has been looked at ever since. ‘AJ’ holds his position as the biggest star in heavyweight boxing. But with time, Fury has grown on the fans. Mike Tyson believes Tyson Fury holds the fan-favorite position as of now.

Mike Tyson opens up on the current state of the heavyweight boxing

Tyson also spoke about the current state of the heavyweight division in boxing. He believes the division is very exciting right now, and is contrary to popular belief of it being boring.

In response to Eddie Hearn claiming that there are some great fighters among the current crop at heavyweight, Tyson agreed wholeheartedly.

‘The Baddest Man on The Planet’ said, “I think there’s a lot of great fighters in the heavyweight division. Anybody who says it’s a bad division is jealous, this is an exciting division… I’d like to see these guys fight each other over and over again. They’re exciting fighters.” 

The heavyweight division indeed has many exciting current fighters. However, due to issues of promotions and other complications, fans rarely get to see the best fighters fight each other as Fury and Wilder did twice.

How do you think a fight between Joshua and Fury goes? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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