‘Iron Mike’ returned to the Joe Rogan Experience podcast and was asked to give his thoughts on Deontay Wilder and Anthony Joshua, as well as WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk and WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury.
Tyson went in-depth on all four men and it’s the kind of analysis you won’t hear from anyone else.
“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 fell to a second consecutive defeat against Fury back in October despite putting up a valiant effort. ‘The Bronze Bomber’ is a feared puncher but truly met his match with Fury. He’s remained inactive since and it’s unknown when he’ll return to the ring.
“He has never lost hope, he is still learning. That’s why he’s dangerous. Because he’s still f**king learning. 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 walk over. He’s going to have a beautiful life after boxing, he’s beautiful.”
Joshua is a two-time WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight champion having lost them to Andy Ruiz Jr. in June 2019 before claiming them back the following December.
He slipped to a shock loss against Usyk in September and the pair are set to go at it again this summer.
‘The Baddest Man on the Planet’ focused on Usyk’s performance against Joshua in his breakdown and declared: “Usyk is very hard to hit, he has that elite amateur level movement. It was too much for Joshua.”
Rogan interjects and claims Usyk moves like a lightweight, which sees Tyson suggest Wilder as a potential opponent.
Usyk recently returned to his homeland of Ukraine to help fight off invading forces from Russia.
Last but not least was the self-proclaimed ‘Gypsy King’ and the 55-year-old spoke glowingly.
Tyson admitted: “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.
“He would be a prophet in biblical times, how do you explain how good he is? They couldn’t explain that.”
Fury returns to action on Saturday evening when he defends his title against mandatory challenger Dillian Whyte.
He took part in an open workout on Tuesday afternoon, performing as a southpaw.
Do you agree with Mike Tyson’s verdict? Who do you think is the best heavyweight boxer in the world right now?