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Mike Tyson: Deontay Wilder Could Beat Me? I Don't Think So!

Late last month, WBC champion Deontay Wilder (39-0, 38 KOs) caused quite a stir when he stated in several interviews that he was fully capable of destroying a prime, 1986 version of Mike Tyson, who at the time seemed unbeatable and captured his first heavyweight title (also WBC) and eventually unified the entire division.

Wilder was speaking with TMZ Sports, during a press conference last week to announce his March 3rd showdown with Luis Ortiz.

"Me vs Tyson in 86, I'd kick the hell outta that guy," said Wilder. "Listen, I've got to keep it real I know people always go back to the old school or look at the new school and there's no school where I'm not no. 1 on earth."

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After some critics lashed out at Wilder, he stood firm on his comments - not backing down from his belief of beating a prime Tyson.

"My hand speed, I'm too long, I'm too tall, my athleticism, my foot work, all that gives me an advantage, it plays a big part," Wilder said.

"No disrespect to Mike Tyson, in his era he was the best but this is a new era. No old school fighter should beat a new school fighter. Look at the technology we have.

"Nobody has a natural killer instinct as I do, ain't anybody could ever knock me out. I'm very confident in what I say and I speak what I do."

Now Tyson himself has been approached on the matter by TMZ Sports and basically gave a simple comment to Wilder's recent chatter.

"I don't think so," Tyson told TMZ Sports.

Former undisputed champion Lennox Lewis had previously weighed in on the debate -- taking Tyson over Wilder.

"I like Wilder but he’s never been in there with someone that ferocious who truly wants to break his ribs with every punch. I don’t see it," Lewis said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Elroy The Great on 02-25-2018

[QUOTE=vitali1999;18519388]Well he's got to get through Ortiz and Joshua. That's not going to happen[/QUOTE] hes going to smash ortiz wilder aj should be a lyle foreman type deal (xing fingers)

Comment by vitali1999 on 02-25-2018

[QUOTE=Elroy The Great;18519379]the belts mike won were off of stevirne level crackheads. no better. wilders era is still ongoing. lets see how he finishes.[/QUOTE] Well he's got to get through Ortiz and Joshua. That's not going to happen

Comment by Elroy The Great on 02-25-2018

[QUOTE=vitali1999;18518632]He's still has the 0 cause all he's ever fought is unranked bums. Stevirne really doesn't count. Tyson fought ranked contenders and all belt holders. Your boy still has one belt, that's why he's still undefeated[/QUOTE] the belts mike won…

Comment by vitali1999 on 02-25-2018

[QUOTE=sotgoda;18511830]Wilder is 6'7". You are talking about 6'3", 6'4" guys. Please, stop comparing apples to oranges. Further, we can respectfully disagree on who is favored over the other. I will not favor any of them over Wilder. Now, on who…

Comment by vitali1999 on 02-25-2018

[QUOTE=Elroy The Great;18513283]so why is that 0 still in tact ???? his era is still ongoing, if you havent noticed. mike tyson only cleaned out [B][U]the bums[/U][/B] of his era, yet hes loved by almost everyone.[/QUOTE] He's still has the…

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