Mike Tyson Not Impressed by Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk’s Performance

Published 09/28/2021, 6:00 AM EDT
Boxing – WBA, IBF & WBO Heavyweight Titles – Anthony Joshua v Oleksandr Usyk – Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, Britain – September 25, 2021 Anthony Joshua in action against Oleksandr Usyk Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Couldridge


Mike Tyson has always praised the modern-age heavyweights. However, ‘Iron’ doesn’t see the current contenders to be anywhere near what he was when he was in his prime. Tyson, who had his eyes on the recent Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk matchup for the heavyweight titles, wasn’t impressed.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

‘Iron’ didn’t disregard the contenders, but his overview of the fight reflected the contrast between old school and modern-age boxing.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Following the bout where Anthony Joshua lost his unified world titles, ‘The Baddest Man On The Planet’ wrote, “After watching the Joshua vs Usyk fight, maybe they had a bad day that night. From that performance do you really think they could have beat me in my prime?”

Aged 55, Mike Tyson has still got what it takes to step through the ropes. He looked brilliant in his comeback fight against Roy Jones Jr. for the custom WBC belt.

Post that fight, ‘Iron’ vowed to try himself against some of the current-era elites, i.e. the likes of Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua. Unfortunately for the fans who got excited at that, it seems today’s warriors have left Tyson unimpressed. Hence, the former champion may re-consider his thoughts of sharing the ring with them.

DIVE DEEPER

VIDEO: Mike Tyson Schools Claressa Shields on Uppercut Technique

29 days ago

Will we ever see Mike Tyson in the ring again?

As exhibition boxing matchups are on a rise, Tyson looks ready for one more run in the ring. He can compete against his former rival Lennox Lewis, a potential re-match that can shake several records at the Box Office. Moreover, a trilogy between Tyson and Holyfield was also being rumored to happen.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 28: Mike Tyson exits the ring after receiving a split draw against Roy Jones Jr. during Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr. presented by Triller at Staples Center on November 28, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Triller)

However, as Evander Holyfield failed miserably on his comeback against Vitor Belfort, Mike Tyson may overlook ‘The Read Deal’ in favor of ‘The Lion’.

Additionally, given the words “bad day” in his tweet, he may keep an eye on how the modern era fighters fare in their next bouts and opt to give them another shot.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Watch This Story: Most Dangerous Heavyweight Boxers in 2021

Who do you think Mike Tyson will fight next? Will it be Lennox Lewis?

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

ADVERTISEMENT

Raj Sarkar

2557 articles

A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT