Hall of Famer and former heavyweight world champion George Foreman is a big admirer of current top heavyweight fighters Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury.

Wilder will defend his WBC world title against Fury on February 22nd at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

They fought for a controversial twelve round split draw in December 2018.

Foreman has always praised the punching power of Wilder, who last Saturday night scored a one-punch knockout of Luis Ortiz in the seventh round of their rematch.

"[Wilder is] good, but he hasn’t approached Joe Louis, Joe Frazier, Mike Tyson. No, he hasn’t approached that kind of recognition yet. No way," Foreman told TMZ.

"For me, he has to have a performance like Mike Tyson did over Trevor Berbick. Boy, when I saw that, I was down visiting Vegas, and I thought, 'This guy is a nightmare!'"

And what Foreman is really looking forward to, is the Wilder vs. Fury rematch. He believes the winner will become of the best heavyweight fighters of all time.

"I think the Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury rematch would be one of the greatest of all time. Not just today, but of all time," Foreman said.

"If I see that fight, I would say Deontay Wilder has moved up in status and whoever wins the fight will probably be one of the greatest heavyweights of all time."