Mike Tyson has been told to his face during a podcast that he would have been defeated by world champion Tyson Fury.
The British heavyweight is currently undefeated and will face Dillian Whyte next in the second defence of his title.
Fury was inspired by Tyson during his heavyweight rise and is even named after the legendary fighter.
Former UFC heavyweight Brendan Schaub was brutally honest with his opinion on ‘The Lions Den with Mike Tyson and Friends’ telling Tyson to his face : “Mike, before you answer, this is no disrespect but for me, technically-wise, Fury can go defence.
“His footwork is great. To me, as far as technique-wise, he is the best we’ve ever had.”
Tyson quickly fired back : “Listen, just him being Tyson Fury shows my greatness,” Tyson replied. “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.”
The response was delivered in a defiant tone with Tyson clearly dismissive of the claim.
He shared the ring with the likes of Lennox Lewis and Frank Bruno during his illustrious career as he picked up 50 professional victories during his journey.
The 55-year-old also made a return to the ring in 2020 against Roy Jones Jr but has revealed he is unlikely to ever lace up his gloves again.
Fury is held in similar high regard in the boxing world having twice defeated Deontay Wilder in epic back-to-back duels.
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Tickets to the fight will be available to buy on Ticketmaster this coming Wednesday, March 2, from 12pm.
No presale is available for the fight leaving Wednesday open to all fans wanting to be in attendance.
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The ‘Gypsy King’ also famously outboxed Wladimir Klitschko on foreign soil to become heavyweight champion in 2015.
He will next face a mandatory defence against Whyte in a huge British showdown in April at Wembley Stadium.
Fury previously called for a ‘Tyson vs Tyson’ exhibition match which now seems unlikely to take place.
As he instead continues his bid towards an undisputed title, Fury explained how Tyson was an inspiration on his career.
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“A lot of people underestimate Mike Tyson ’s speed as well,” Fury told Ring Magazine.
“Yes, it was the speed that was coming. It wasn’t like the one punch, ‘Ahh, what single slow punch.’
“It was fast and it was coming left up, right up, down, side to side. It was coming from all angles and he was very ferocious and speedy and he could knock a man out with either hand, as we have seen.
“And the fear factor as well, a lot of people going in [to the boxing ring] were already beaten from Mike Tyson.”