Deontay Wilder says he would have beaten Mike Tyson in his prime

Deontay Wilder says he would have beaten Mike Tyson in his prime

American world heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder once made a bold claim that he could knock out Mike Tyson in his prime.

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Tyson, considered as one of the greatest heavyweight boxers of his time, became a champion in 1986 when he defeated beating Trevor Berbick

Aged just 20 years and four months, Tyson became the youngest heavyweight titleholder and was feared by opponents for ferocious nature and hard-hitting punches.

But Wilder, in an interview with TMZ shared his thoughts on what the outcome would have if he had been around to fight Tyson in 1986.

"Me vs. Tyson in '86, I'd kick the hell outta that guy," he told TMZ.

According to Wilder, whether one talks of the old school or new school, he would be number one and does would have dealt with Tyson.

"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," he said.

Wilder's comments of beating Mike Tyson were uttered sometime in 2018 but the interview has popped up again following his recent statement that he wanted to beat Floy Mayweater's 50-0 professional record.

Wilder, who became the first American world heavyweight champion in nine years when he captured the belt in 2015, boasts of an impressive 41-0 record with 40 knockouts.

At 34 years, Wilder still has a very big chance to beat Mayweather's record. He is scheduled to fight against Luis Ortiz, in a title defence on November 23, 2019.

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