Will Tyson Fury Fight Mike Tyson?

Published 10/09/2021, 6:32 AM EDT


A potential fight between Tyson Fury and Mike Tyson may look absurd. However, the ‘Tyson vs Tyson’ collision will be intriguing under some valid parameters. Firstly, it will be a monumental event at the Box Office with very little action to offer. Although Mike Tyson has been a great heavyweight, he doesn’t appear to be in his prime at 55.

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Meanwhile, undefeated star Tyson Fury is at his peak and can possibly dismantle any of the heavyweight champions from the bygone days. So, Tyson Fury vs Mike Tyson can be a mismatch. Nevertheless, it can still happen somewhere down the line. At least, that’s what Tyson Fury hopes.

Mike Tyson has been a prime inspiration for Fury. The Briton even carries ‘Iron’s name. That said, Tyson Fury undoubtedly replicates Mike Tyson’s aura. But that still doesn’t validate a 50-50 professional fight between the heavyweight legends.

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However, Fury is open to an exhibition bout against Tyson. ‘The Baddest Man on the Planet’ returned to action last year in an exhibition against Roy Jones Jr. As he claimed that he would accept a few more in the future, Tyson Fury may have eyed it as a massive chance.

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In a media interaction, ‘The Gypsy King’ said, “I would love to fight Mike Tyson in an exhibition, if the Dillian Whyte thing doesn’t happen, then I’d love to see Mike in an exhibition, Tyson vs Tyson, past vs present, there is a lot of fun in that.” (H/T:- Marca)

This is clearly an idea that will grab attention. Meanwhile, Fury needs to focus on Deontay Wilder for now.

Tyson Fury has a lot to prove

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Despite overpowering Wilder in 2020, Tyson Fury needs to repeat the same once again. The WBC heavyweight champion is standing before a trilogy clash against ‘The Bronze Bomber’, which looks quite intimidating. The rivalry that stands at 1-0-1 in Fury’s favor will finally end on October 9. Post-fight, the heavyweight division can progress.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 15: Tyson Fury speaks at the press conference with Deontay Wilder at The Novo by Microsoft at L.A. Live on June 15, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Meg Oliphant/Getty Images)

In that case, the contending men will have to stress their professional careers with better goals. But ‘The Gypsy King’ has already envisioned something beyond that. He wants to have a scrap against Mike Tyson, and if ‘Iron’ expresses a similar desire, we can see ‘Tyson vs Tyson’ rightly happen.

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Raj Sarkar

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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. Combining his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports, he has earned a combined 3000 plus bylines over the last two years.

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