Former Tyson coach: It would take him six weeks, and even today he would take Wilder off in a minute!
Well-known former boxer and coach Jeff Fenech has commented on a potential duel between two heavyweight knockout aces Mike Tyson and Deontay Wilder. And unlike others, he did not address the age difference between the two for more than twenty years. After all, the youngest world heavyweight champion himself admitted that he was trying to return to the training process.
Boxing fans have certainly noticed mutual fights through the media between Mike Tyson and Deontay Wilder. The former is made no secret of the fact that he is a fan of the British Tyson Fury, who was named after him. And which ended Wilder’s domination of the WBC Federation.
“Bronze Bomber” had a hard time with this fact and several times indicated that he is the greatest knockout player in the history of boxing (before the February loss to Fury). Many experts and especially fans did not like these comparisons. Even Lennox Lewis defended his former rival.
Now – after the beating that gave Fury to Wilder – Australian Jeff Fenech went even further. An excellent boxer who was close to the medal at the 1984 Olympics and in the professional ring he won the titles of world champion in bantam and super bantamweight.
“Wilder is a big puncher, none of that, but the moment his chin meets Tyson’s fist, then it would be crushed,” the man began, telling Sporting News, who boxed a 1-1-1 record with a great trilogy with African legend Azumah Nelson.
“Boxing is different now than it was,” Fenech continued, suggesting that in the past, boxers – like the entire population – were less pampered, more resilient. ” fury is not a knockout puncher. Mike Tyson would kill him, the boys aren’t on the same level today, “the man continued, leading the legendary” Beast “into only one battle. The last one, with the average Irishman Kevin McBrid.
“Mike tyson would demolish wilder . Fury is a little different, he’s a complex boxer, but Wilder? He only has his right hand and nothing else. The moment he collected the first blow from Mike, it would be done at the end, “added Fenech.
It’s very unlikely, though – if both of his words were caught, it would be a very interesting matter. At least for fans. And, in fact, for the entire sports market, which a similar “madness” could solidly restart. In addition, as we have already informed you, Tyson himself admitted on Friday that after years he tried boxing training again and would like to attend an exhibition. That he already had a potential rival?
This year, the 54-year-old Tyson has not been in the ring since the clash with McBrid (Fenech, whose peer completed the trilogy with Nelson only three years later), recent videos show that he still doesn’t seem to lose explosiveness and dynamism at all – for example with the star Francis Nganna, for whom he is a great role model.
Moreover, although it is still not a veteran age, Wilder is slowly but surely getting older, he will celebrate his 35th birthday in October this year (Fury is three, Joshua is even four years younger) and only Russian Alexander is actually older from the heavyweight elite Povetkin.
What do you think? Would you rather have the third battle of Fury – Wilder or the Tyson – Wilder challenge in the fall?