Mike Tyson Reacts to Deontay Wilder Beating Up Internet Troll: “If I’d Done That, I’d Have Been Arrested”

Published 06/19/2021, 1:29 AM EDT
NEW YORK – JANUARY 22: (FILE PHOTO) Boxer Mike Tyson, bleeding from the forehead, yells at reporters at a news conference announcing the upcoming Las Vegas fight between Tyson and heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis January 22, 2002 in New York, NY. Tyson was arrested after a brawl with two men outside a Brooklyn hotel June 21, 2003 in New York City. He has been charged with assault and disorderly conduct. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)


The world has seen how Deontay Wilder annihilates his opponents once he takes up the ring space. Over the course of his extensive boxing run, Wilder has dispatched enormous opponents, thus displaying his sensational power. But once, the Alabama native hammered an internet troll for the comments he made.

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That said, recently, Mike Tyson on his Hotboxin podcast, reacted to this video, providing a staggering take on the same. He said, “I saw Deontay Wilder f**k some YouTuber up. He came to the gym, he talked about Wilder. Deontay Wilder went to the gym and beat his f**kin a. I said oh s**t, he can really do that and not get arrested? If I’d have done that I’d have been arrested.”

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Mike Tyson, in his prime, was himself a flamboyant star of the sport. However, he never really engaged in a tussle with the fans. And as a result, with the reaction he gave above, it’s clear that ‘The Baddest Man on the Planet’ was surprised by what Wilder did.

Deontay Wilder is one of the most unusual personalities in the fight game. He often stays in the news headlines for some or the other reason. But these days, he’s become a hot topic in the fight world as he’s getting ready to fight Tyson Fury.

This will be a third fight between the pair and this contest has already sent shock waves throughout the entire world. With that, Wilder will look forward to employing his anger and momentum on July 24th.

Deontay Wilder – The most intimidating fighter at present?

‘The Bronze Bomber’ rose to mammoth stardom in a brief span of time. His unmatched power redefined the heavyweight roster. Hence, till today, fans still regard him as one of the most intimidating fighters.

NEW YORK, NY – MARCH 03: Deontay Wilder is tended to in his corner against Luis Ortiz during their WBC Heavyweight Championship fight at Barclays Center on March 3, 2018 in the Brooklyn Borough of New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

His knockout ratio stands at a whopping 93.18%. This itself is proof of what Wilder is capable of once he gets inside the ring. ‘The Bronze Bomber’ still has a vast career lying ahead of him and the future will rest on how he fares on July 24.

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What do you make of Tyson’s above comments? What is your favorite highlight of Deontay Wilder’s career?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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