Mike Tyson wants Deontay Wilder vs. Anthony Joshua fight
By Scott Gilfoid: ‘Iron’ Mike Tyson wants to see Deontay ‘The Bronze Bomber’ Wilder and Anthony Joshua to battle it out. Tyson says Wilder (42-1-1, 41 KOs) needs to fight other guys besides Tyson Fury, and he thinks former IBF/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Joshua (24-2, 22 KOs) is the ideal choice.
With his career heading rapidly towards oblivion, Joshua, 32, has a rematch against Oleksandr Usyk in May or June in the UK, and he’s expected to lose to the Ukrainian talent.
Once Joshua loses that fight, he’s going to need a big-name opponent like the 6’7″ Deontay to bring in the crowds and help create interest in what’s left of his sinking career.
Let’s face it. Joshua’s career will be on skidrow after he loses for the second time against the 2012 Olympic gold medalist Usyk, and he’s going to need to do something drastic to keep it afloat.
Mike feels that a fight against Wilder is what Joshua needs, and I totally agree.
Joshua has faded big time since his war with Wladimir Klitschko in 2017, and it seems evident that the former heavyweight champion knocked something loose in AJ’s head from that encounter.
Tyson: Wilder can’t give Fury time to think
“He has to go all out for 12 rounds with him,” said Mike Tyson to Club Shay Shay on how Deontay Wilder can beat Tyson Fury in a trilogy match.
“He [Wilder] can’t give him no room to punch. He has to go all out for 12, and he can’t give him no time by moving around to allow him to think. He allows Tyson Fury to think a lot. He gives him a lot of time,” former heavyweight champion ‘Iron’ Mike continued.
Heck, the reason Wilder was giving Fury so much time to think was that he looked like he’d completely ignored his cardio in preparing for their trilogy match last October.
I mean, Deontay didn’t have the conditioning to fight hard for more than brief spurts in that fight, and he was exhausted after the fourth round.
“Most of the guys he’s fighting aren’t very elusive, so it’s easy for him to hit them, so he’s very confident when he hits them that he’s going to knock them out,” said Tyson when asked why the 6’7″ Deontay never developed his jab the way other fighters did that had great amateur backgrounds before turning professional.
Mike wants Joshua vs. Wilder war
“I’m always entertained when those guys [Fury and Wilder] fight. I think Deontay should fight some other guys too. He’ll do good, man. I just don’t want him to get discouraged.
“He should be very happy and ready to fight somebody else right away,” said Tyson. “I would love to see that fight, yes,” said Mike when asked if he’d like to see a contest between Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder.
“They’re going to be winging, there’s not going to be much style, they’re going to be winging,” said Tyson on a battle between the 6’6″ former IBF/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Joshua and Deontay.
Gilfoid would like to see Joshua fight Wilder after his rematch with Usyk, but it’s doubtful he will.
Joshua will obviously retire after the loss because he won’t want to continue when it’s 1000% clear that he’s shot to pieces and will be food for the top fighters.
With Joshua’s $80 million fortune, he’s not going to stick around to fight Deontay after a humiliating second defeat at the hands of Usyk.
The ONLY way Joshua stays around to fight Deontay is if he’s greedy or if he has a crazy idea that if he keeps changing his trainers, that somehow it’ll bring him back to an earlier stage in his career before he was getting beaten left & right.
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