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Mike Tyson: ‘Fury vs. Wilder [3] will go down as of the greatest fights’ of all time

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By Huck Allen: Mike Tyson was ecstatic after watching last Saturday’s thrilling war between WBC heavyweight champion Tyson ‘Gypsy King’ Fury and Deontay ‘Bronze Bomber’ Wilder in their trilogy fight Las Vegas.

The boxing great ‘Iron’ Mike said on Tuesday that he foresees the Fury vs. Wilder III contest going down as “one of the greatest” in the sport. Tyson said there were no losers in that fight.

Fury (31-0-1, 22 KOs) won the fight by an 11th round knockout, but he had to weather the storm from Wilder (42-2-1, 41 KOs) in the fourth round.

Wilder knocked Fury down twice in that round and came close to extinguishes his chances of going home with his WBC belt in his possession.

It’s too bad Mike Tyson didn’t fight in this era because it would have been interesting to see how a prime version of ‘Iron’ Mike would have fared against Fury and Wilder.

How would the 221-lb version of Mike Tyson in 1986 have done against Fury last Saturday? Could Tyson have been able to deal with the 277-lb Fury with his 56-lb weight advantage?

SugarHill: Fury proved he has one-punch power

“Deontay is a great warrior, he never gave up, and he put Tyson to the test. I’m very happy with the performance of Tyson Fury because Tyson had to do what he had to do to win that fight,” said trainer SugarHill Steward to Boxing Social.

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“When he started jabbing, that pretty much took care of the fight. I thought Deontay did good with his changes and Malik Scott, to his credit as well.

“He put a lot of effort into training Deontay and having Deontay believe in that game plan and executing that game plan. They did a great job.

“I just wanted him to box and get the knockout. He did get the knockout, and he boxed in the later rounds. They had a plan to win the fight, and we had a plan to win the fight. This plan came out on top, standing tall.

“It was epic times. Tyson dropped Deontay. Deontay came back to drop Tyson twice, and the fight continues, and Tyson takes control after that. There were still shots landed by Deontay. It wasn’t an all Tyson Fury show.

“I said Tyson Fury had one-punch knockout power, and that’s been proven as well,” said SugarHill.

The punch that Fury knocked Wilder out in the 11th round clearly showed that he has one-punch power and can stop anyone in the division. You’ve got to give a lot of credit for SugarHill for bringing that out of Fury.

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