Tyson praises ‘dangerous’ Joshua

By Daily Sports Nigeria on April 10, 2024

Boxing legend, Mike Tyson, has described former heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua as a dangerous boxer while giving his thoughts on the current crop of heavyweight stars.

Six-time heavyweight champion Tyson is considered an icon in the sport by peers and boxing fans and has remained in tune with the heavyweight division, where he fought for over 20 years from 1985 to now.

He became the youngest heavyweight champion in the world at age 20 in 1986, a feat that remains untouched.

Speaking with Joe Rogan on his podcast, Tyson praised the current generation of stars, including Joshua and Fury, who have dominated the division’s new era. Regarding Joshua, Tyson said, “He has never lost hope, he is still learning. That’s why he’s dangerous. Because he’s still learning.”

The British-Nigerian boxer has 28 wins and three losses with 25 knockouts.

“Joshua needs to pick up the pace. He’s got so much potential. He has got to turn those jabs into something. Joshua is no walkover. He’s going to have a beautiful life after boxing. He’s beautiful,” Tyson added.

Joshua’s power punch-hunting methods and inconsistent game plan execution have been criticized throughout his career as he tends to leave himself vulnerable to heavy counterpunches.

Tyson Fury’s power and fundamentals have culminated in a nearly flawless record (34-0-1) with two wins against Wilder in their high-profile trilogy.

The lineal champ will defend his undisputed heavyweight championship against Oleksandr Usyk in an upcoming contest billed “Ring of Fire” on May 18, 2024, at the Kingdom Arena in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

“It’s weird to take him seriously because he’s so funny. He doesn’t take fighting seriously, he laughs at people, licking the blood. What’s wrong with this guy? You’ve got to be out of your mind,” Tyson said on Fury.

For Usyk, Tyson admired the Ukrainian fighter’s quickness, precision, and elite movement saying, “Usyk is very hard to hit, he has that elite amateur-level movement. It was too much for Joshua.”

Usyk has won world championships in two weight classes, holding the unified heavyweight title since 2021 and the Ring magazine title since 2022.

While Tyson praised Wilder’s immeasurable power, the 2007 National Golden Gloves received the most criticism from the boxing icon. Even in acknowledging the “Bronze Bomber’s” power, Tyson said, “Having a hard punch is like having a nuclear war, but it doesn’t serve any military value if it doesn’t land on his target.”

Wilder has lost three of his last five fights, including two against Fury. His most recent defeat came by a unanimous decision against Joseph Parker in Saudi Arabia.

 

 

 

Source Punch Ng

Posted April 10, 2024


 

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