Mike Tyson replies Joshua, says he can't beat Ali in their prime

Mike Tyson replies Joshua, says he can't beat Ali in their prime

- Mike Tyson has admitted that Muhammad Ali would have won if both of them had faced each other in their prime

- According to Tyson, Muhammad Ali is the greatest boxer of all-time

- Tyson's statement comes after Anthony Joshua claimed he (Tyson) would have won in a bout between himself and Ali

Legendary boxer Mike Tyson has dismissed Anthony Joshua’s claims that he would beat Muhammad Ali in their prime in a heavyweight boxing bout.

According to Tyson, Muhammad Ali is the greatest boxer ever and he wouldn’t have stand a chance against him.

Speaking to Yahoo Sports, Tyson said: "I know it’s a fantasy game. Most likely I would win the fantasy.

“I wouldn’t win the real fight. Ali’s the greatest there’s ever been."

Legit.ng earlier reported that Anthony Joshua, who is currently in possession of four of the five world heavyweight titles, was asked who would win a bout between arguably the two biggest names in the sport's history.

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And in his response, Joshua said: "The current heavyweight division in the amateurs is what we class as the cruiserweight division. So Ali wouldn’t have been a fully-fledged heavyweight.

"So let’s say we bulked Muhammad Ali up and put size and strength to him, I truly believe Mike Tyson would’ve won. The reason being when you watch the fight with Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali, you see a certain Tyson-esque to Frazier’s style.

"So I think that Mike Tyson would’ve won, in my humble opinion."

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that boxing legend Mike Tyson has expressed sadness after the passing of former American professional football icon Tom Dempsey.

The 73-year-old was said to have died after contracting deadly coronavirus that has been ravaging the world since December 2019.

Tyson recounted how the man who was born without toes inspired him following his rise in his active days in football.

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The American set a 43-year record in the NFL after scoring a 63-yard kick in 1970 - and it was only beaten in 2013.

His 11-year career span saw him play for five major teams and he won several awards to crown his efforts and contributions on the field.

Reports claim he was already battling with Alzheimer's and dementia since 2012 before being diagnosed with COVID-19 on March 25.

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