- Anthony Joshua hints that Tyson and Mayweather paved way for him
- The Brit paid tributes to both legends on his Instagram stories
- Tyson has hinted that he could be making a return to the ring
British boxer Anthony Joshua has paid tributes to boxing’s 'greatest of all time' fighters Mike Tyson and Floyd Mayweather, according to SunSport.
The 30-year-old champion posted on his Instagram stories that both retired heavyweights helped pave the way for him in the sport.
'AJ' wrote on Instagram Stories: "Gotta pay homage to the (GOATs) that paved the way for us."
In 2019, Joshua became two-time unified heavyweight champ; he shared an image of Mayweather and wrote: "'Hard work, dedication.' Money May."
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The unified heavyweight champ continued by focusing on Tyson and used a quote from 'Iron' Mike's legendary former trainer, Cus D'Amato.
'AJ' posted: "A boy comes to me with a spark of interest, I feed the spark and it becomes a flame. I feed the flame and it becomes a fire. I feed the fire and it becomes a roaring blaze."
Joshua added his own thoughts on Tyson and said it was a "tragedy" to see the former undisputed heavyweight champ be beaten by himself rather than an opponent.
"To see a man beaten not by a better opponent but by himself is a tragedy," the Brit heavyweight said.
And this is coming barely 24 hours that boxing promoter Brian Amatruda is reportedly ready to offer as much as $1million to former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson to come out of retirement and fight either ex-rugby league players Barry Hall and Paul Gallen or All Blacks legend Sonny Williams.
The 53-year-old retired boxer has recently disclosed that he is ready to return into the ring as he has been training with MMA mastermind Rafael Cordeiro for a couple of weeks now.
Cordeiro who is the head coach at Kings MMA in California has stated that it will take another five months for Tyson to be in shape for a bout, however an offer is already on the cards.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Iron Mike Tyson could be making a remarkable return into the boxing ring as he prepares hard during a heated sparring session posted online, Sport Bible reports.
The 53-year-old recently sent the whole social media space into an overdrive when he posted a footage of him having a heated sparring session.
In the video, the former heavyweight champion was seen training with Muay Thai trainer Rafael Cordeiro.
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