Anthony Joshua Describes How A Fight Between Him And Mike Tyson Would Have Gone Down
WBA and IBF heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua is highly regarded as one of the most powerful boxers in his weight class today. The undefeated Englishman is well known for his punching power, having TKO’d the long time heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko to add the WBA belt to his list of accolades.
The fight between Klitschko and Joshua saw Joshua tested early, being knocked down in the sixth round, with some believing his Ukrainian opponent would be able to steamroll ahead and secure the 65th knockout victory to add onto his record. Unfortunately for Klitschko, Joshua was able to score some knockdowns of his own across the eleven rounds the men fought, eventually landing a devastating 7 punch combination ending with his trademark left hook, sending Klitschko clattering to the canvas.
The referee was eventually forced to call a stop to the fight when it was clear the Ukrainian was unable to defend himself effectively
Many have since come to wonder just how well Joshua would perform against a prime “Iron” Mike Tyson, who’s scary hands captivated a generation of boxing fans. Now the man himself has given his perspective on how a fight with one of the greatest boxers in the world could have gone.
“Mike Tyson would have battered me!” Joshua said with a laugh.
“There was no way I could have taken on that guy. I would have taken that pay cheque.
“You know what I done against Klitschko in that 6th round when I took that dive? I’m joking.
“I would have taken a dive against Tyson. He was a beast.
“I give all credit and respect to Tyson. Even though Tyson is going on like 50 now, I still remember Tyson as the young, young 21-year-old.
“He was that good and made such an impact in the sport of boxing.”
Joshua is now preparing for his next challenge while waiting to find out whether Klitschko will decide to activate his contractual rematch clause. It’s possible the two men could face off again on November 11th, 2017, with Matchroom boxing promoter Eddie Hearn having pre-emptively booked the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas in case the fight does eventuate.
If Klitschko decides against the activation then Joshua has set his eyes on undefeated WBC champion Deontay Wilder, who is also well known for his incredible knockout ability.
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