The heavyweight world boxing champion Tyson Fury is the type to boast about his skills and achievements in the ring. The 33-year-old Englishman recently explained why he is the greatest heavyweight boxer, not only in his time, but in the history of boxing.
‘The Gypsy King’ recently retained the WBC and The Ring heavyweight titles on April 23 at Wembley Stadium. He clashed against the challenger, Dillian Whyte, and knocked him out in the 6th round. With that victory, he remained undefeated with an awesome record consisting of 32 wins and one draw.
With that achievement, Tyson Fury made a bold claim during his post-match interview after defeating Dillian Whyte. Fury claimed to be the best heavyweight boxer of all time and he explained why.
“I’m the best heavyweight there’s ever been, there ain’t ever been one who could beat me.” Fury said.
“I’m not just being confident. Six foot nine frame, 270 pound weight, can move like a middleweight, can hit like a thunderstorm and can take a punch like anybody else. I’ve got balls like King Kong, a heart of a lion, the mindset of the Wizard Oz, it is what it is.” Fury added.
With this claim, Tyson Fury is confident that he has surpassed heavyweight legends like Mike Tyson and Muhammad Ali. The two legends have a couple of losses during their career, but their total matches are also twice as many. Talking about whether Fury is greater than the two would need some serious debate.
However, Iron Mike himself has stated that he is still greater than Tyson Fury, simply because Tyson Fury was named after him.
“Listen, just him being Tyson Fury shows my greatness. I don’t know. I don’t care if he could beat me or not. His name is Tyson. He can beat me but I don’t care he is named after the greatest fighter that ever lived.” Mike said on a podcast called ‘The Lion’s Dane With Mike Tyson and Friends’.
Ezra Samuel is a passionate freelance writer with a particular love for covering MMA news. His interest in the sport dates back to his college days, and he has since established himself as a respected voice in the MMA community. Over the years, Ezra has contributed his writing to a variety of digital outlets, including the popular site calfkicker.