Mike Tyson Tabs Joshua as "Best of The Lot" at Heavyweight

Mike Tyson believes Anthony Joshua is the best heavyweight in the world, ahead of the likes of Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury, Metro reports.

Joshua holds the IBF, IBO, WBA (Super) and WBO champion, while his direct rival Wilder is the WBC king. Wilder and Joshua were in talks to fight this summer, but it now seems that Wilder is set to take on Fury later this year.

Fans are desperate to see the top heavyweights go to war, but Tyson thinks Joshua has already proven he is the best.

 “Right now, Anthony Joshua seems to be the best out of the whole lot of them,” Tyson told Seconds Out.

 “He’s the stronger guy, bigger guy, more put together, more put together as far as boxing skills are concerned as well.

“I think he’s the best fighter out of the lot.”

Wilder has told Joshua he will not accept the invitation to fight him at Wembley in April after being enraged by a flat fee of $15 million to take the fight. Fury too has slammed Joshua for refusing to face Wilder, and the heavyweight has dismissed reports he is considering pulling out of his showdown with the WBC champion.

Wilder was ringside for Fury’ last fight in Belfast to announce their bout, but no date or venue has been confirmed.

 “Just a quick update, I’ve been reading and I’ve heard some rumours that this fight is off with me and Wilder,” Fury said.

“Not on my watch it ain’t. I’m not pulling out of nothing, it’s on like Donkey Kong. Tyson Fury is like a king coming to America.”

Meanwhile, former British world heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis believes Joshua should listen to what the public wants, with regards to his proposed fight with Wilder.

A bout between the two has been on the cards for months now, but with AJ’s next fight occurring next month against Russia's Alexander Povetkin, boxing fans across the globe will be forced to continue longing for Joshua and Wilder to step into a ring together.

Lewis believes Joshua should consider the view of the masses when it comes to setting up a clash with Wilder.

“You’ve got to fight the best person out there that’s going to make you look good, depending on how you’re plotting out your career,” Lewis stated in an interview with FightHype.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by BUCSBronzemedal on 08-31-2018

[QUOTE=markther;19062720]I respect Tyson because he was a student of boxing outside the ring. He watched a lot of fighters past and present. A lot of people will look at his career but this man knows a thing or two about…

Comment by The Big Dunn on 08-31-2018

I think Mike is stating the obvious right now. AJ is the clear #1 and Wilder the clear #2.

Comment by The plunger man on 08-31-2018

Of course he is and he has no agenda with it. As for Holyfield I have a few interviews where Holyfield said Joshua. As for Lewis there is a little bit of envy coming from him as Joshua is huge…

Comment by vitali1999 on 08-31-2018

[QUOTE=15 round fight;19062863]The 2 men who Knocked Tyson out disagrees with his pick of Joshua.[/QUOTE] Yes not everybody sees eye to eye on everything. Not even the great Emmanuel Steward could predict the correct outcome of every fight.

Comment by vitali1999 on 08-31-2018

[QUOTE=JcLazyX210;19062809]I think he's hates on Floyd because of the money and most boxing critics rank Floyd over him overall P4P. Tyson is not a 10 great of all time. Maybe not even top 20. It's debatable.[/QUOTE] True and that's another…

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